Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormisian will not come to Goa now.
Tehran canceled the filmmaker’s visit.
Mumbai. Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormishian will no longer participate in the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. According to Variety’s news, the Iranian filmmaker’s visit to India has been stopped by Tehran. Reza has been prevented from going to this film festival for expressing anti-government views.
Reza was invited to the ongoing IFI in Goa. He supported her in a film directed by Dariush Mehrjui. This film was released last week. Now he has not been given permission by the Iranian authorities to leave the country. Iranian filmmaker made the film ‘A Minor’. It centers on a woman who is torn between her daughter and her husband. Her daughter is open-minded and wants to take music lessons. Whereas, her husband is a conservative.
Passport confiscated at the airport
According to the information, when Reza reached the airport to come to India, his passport was confiscated. According to the report of Variety, Reza was also sent to the court in connection with the case. However, it is not yet clear whether he was arrested or not. Also what are the charges against them. It is being said that the way Reza was expressing his views against the Iranian government on social media for some time, this action has been taken in the same episode.
Posted on Instagram
In the last few days, Reza had shared posts on his Instagram account in support of the ongoing nationwide protests in Iran. Please tell that 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died in police custody in September. Since then, there is a lot of upheaval in Iran. Actually, the woman was arrested in Tehran. The woman raised her voice against the strict dress code for women in the Islamic Republic.
Tags: film festivals, Iran
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 28, 2022, 09:32 IST