Free movie tickets to Iranian Film Festival in KL and Penang

'No Prior Appointment'. Photo: Handout

After a five-year hiatus, the Iranian Film Festival is back this year, the Iran Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur announced recently.

This year's festival aims to further strengthen cultural ties between Iran and Malaysia by promoting Iranian film, art and culture.

The film festival, to take place from Feb 29 to March 10 in Klang Valley and Penang, will feature six acclaimed Iranian films such as Henas, The Painting Pool, Track 143, Bodyguard, No Prior Appointment and Today.

Cinemas participating in this film festival include GSC Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur; GSC IOI City Mall, Putrajaya (Feb 29- March 3); and GSC Gurney Plaza Penang (March 7-10).

“The 2024 Iranian Film Festival is a great opportunity for Malaysians to discover Iranian culture and art,” said Dr Habibreza Arzani, the Iranian cultural counselor in Malaysia in a press statement. “We are excited to showcase the best of Iranian cinema to audiences in Malaysia.”

All movies will be screened free of charge, with tickets available for public redemption online at on a first-come, first-served basis starting noon on Feb 22. Tickets can also be redeemed at the ticketing kiosk at the participating GSC cinemas.

Here are the synopsis of the movies which will be showcased during the Iranian Film Festival:

Henas is a true story on a woman who challenges her husband's involvement in Iran's nuclear programme.

The Painting Pool is a family navigating the challenges of mental illness.

Track 143 is a 2013 war drama exploring themes of sacrifice and resilience.

Bodyguard is an action-packed film about a bodyguard tasked with protecting a high-ranking political figure.

No Prior Appointment is a poignant film about a woman returning to Iran after 30 years to confront her past.

Today, an award-winning film, follows a taxi driver who helps a pregnant woman and faces unexpected encounters at the hospital.

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