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Published: 0253 GMT September 15, 2020

Iranian film ‘Gonj’ to vie at Italian festival

Iranian film ‘Gonj’ to vie at Italian festival

Iranian short film ‘Gonj’ (Honey Bee) is slated to take part in Rovereto DOC Fest – World Cultural Heritage in Italy from September 30 to October 4.

The eight-minute flick, written, directed and produced by Arman Qolipour-Dashtaki, will be among the international competition titles of the Italian fest’s 31st edition, reported.

‘Gonj’ is about a group of mountaineers’ very tough climb in the Zagros ranges to obtain pure and natural honey. The honey will then be used to cure the patients with various diseases.

The film has been so far on screen at a number of global events, including the Devine Queer Film Festival in Italy and the Early Bird International Student Film Festival in Bulgaria.

The Italian festival which was used to be run under the name of International Film Festival of Archaeological Film, is an annual event launched in 1990.

According to the official website of the festival, it “is aimed at reaching and informing the general public about the preservation and enhancement of the world heritage and the archeological research”.


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