More Iranian Films may Come to Turkey

Ihsan Kabil met Iranian cinematic officials in Tehran to discuss the idea of screening Iranian films in 250 theaters in Turkey, Mehr News Agency reported.

More Iranian Films may Come to Turkey

In a session attended by Iranian Deputy Culture Minister for Cinematic Affairs Mohammad Reza Jafari-Jelveh and Experimental and Documentary Film Center director Mohammad Afarideh, Kabil described Iranian cinema as a 'treasure' and said, "It is a pity for Turkey that it has not enjoyed such a treasure so far."

"I hope Iranian films are screened widely and regularly in Turkish movie theaters with the help of Iranian cinematic officials and Turkish cinema owners," he said.

Kabil is also the Turkish representative to Eurimages, a program of the European Commission financing European co-productions.

According to Kabil, two of the three major distributors to the Turkish film market are U.S. companies and 80 percent of the movies being distributed by the third, a Turkish company, are Hollywood productions.

Jafari-Jelveh, for his part, said that it was clear that the search for truth is a major theme of Iranian cinema.

"This is a strategy of Iranian cinema which is regarded as 'national cinema.' We think this is the only type of cinema that will be able to resist the Hollywood invasion."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16