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Iran advances Winter ApricotsPrilep Int’l Film Fest final

Tehran, Iranian movie 'Lotus', directed by MohammadReza VatanDoust, advanced to final stage of the Winter ApricotsPrilep International Film Festival in Macedonia.

The Winter ApricotsPrilep International Film Festival kicked off in Macedonia on Thursday and will be underway until Saturday.

'Winter ApricotsPrilep International Film Festival' is a newborn, emerging and independent festival in its second edition, born by the meeting of a Macedonian architect and an Italian Filmmaker wishing to bring in Prilep, a small town in Macedonia, a quality cultural event.

Lotus is supposed to compete with nine other films from Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, the Switzerland, Bulgaria and France.

In February of 1996, the Lafour dam started to be built in the north of Iran. In April of 2010, after the impoundment, Lafourak village and a few other villages went underwater about 80 meters.This led into the villagers' emigration to the other towns. But the old woman could not leave there, she built a hut on the hill, and stayed there. So she is waiting for a permit to enter the island to visit the only resident for thirteen years old.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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