‘Love to make realistic films with human connection’: Ali Asgari

PANAJI: Ali Asgari, Director of Iranian film ‘Disappearance’ has said that he loves to make realistic films with a human connection. Interacting with media on Thursday under the section ‘Indian Panorama ? Meet The Directors’ at 48th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is underway here, he said, “I love to make realistic films with a human connection.
This film is based on a real story and we had also shot a documentary on the same subject. First movies were all about entertainment but today we’ve grown and are looking to not just entertain through our films but also communicate.”
‘Disappearance’ (2017) is an Iranian drama film which had its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and later screened at the Discovery Section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking help for complications they encounter after their first time.
Ali Asgari’s ‘More Than Two Hours’ and ‘The Silence’ (co-directed by Farnoosh Samadi), were in competition in Cannes. His short film The Baby premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. His short films were screened in more than 600 film festivals around the world and won more than 150 international awards.
The film ‘Disappearance’ is being screened at the festival here under the Cinema of World Section. (AGENCIES)


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