Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian documentary film “Makeup Artist” directed by Jafar Najafi will be screened at the competition section of the 22nd edition of Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival.
The 22nd Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival will be held September 16-22, 2022 in the city of Perm, Russia.
Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival named after this American filmmaker rests upon principles first used by Robert Flaherty in his film “Nanook of the North”. These are films where the hero lives on the screen a part of his life directed by the author according to the laws of dramatic art. All decisions of the festival selection commission, which consists of film critics Viktoria Belopolskaya and Marina Drozdova and filmmakers Boris Karadzhev and Pavel Petchenkin, are made based on these principles.
The synopsis of “Makeup Artist” reads, “Determined to realize her dreams, Mina refuses to succumb to her husband and mother-in-law’s fierce opposition and paves her own path. Gradually, it looks as if the people and world around her are starting to change”.
Set in rural Iran, Makeup Artist is a story in which modern ideas clash with ancient traditions and the persistent desire of a strong-willed mother. Mina and Gol Mohammed are a good match for each other in many ways, and their disagreements always end with a joke. Until the birth of their son, when it turns out Mohammed does not want to keep his promise of allowing Mina to study at university. However, she is determined to realize her dreams…
Jafar Najafi is a photographer, researcher and documentary filmmaker. He was born in 1986 in Koohrang and studied cinema at Art University of Tehran. His first documentary short film, Asho (2019), was screened at many film festivals around the world and won numerous awards. His second film Makeup Artist was selected at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, among others.