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A Glance at "From One Aftab to Another Aftab" Documentary

A Glance at

The director of the documentary "From One Aftab to Another Aftab" states that the audience for her film consists of art enthusiasts interested in painting.

According to the Public Relations of the Documentary, Experimental, and Animation Cinematic Arts Center, Maryam Farahmand, the director of the documentary  "From Aftabieh to Another Aftab"," participating in the sixteenth Visual Arts Festival of Fajr, talked about the subject of the film and its connection to the visual arts. She said, "The film's subject is the analysis of the Saqakhaneh style in modern Iranian painting, representing the late master Mansoor Qandriz."

She added, "Mansoor Qandriz, as one of the pioneers of this school, has been blending tradition and modernism, relying on national and Islamic decorative elements, using geometric patterns in Islamic architecture, and in a word, Iranianizing modern art in contemporary painting."

Regarding the audience of the film, Farahmand explained, "The audience for my film is all painting enthusiasts, especially those interested in the discussion of blending traditional and modern art."

The director elaborated on the film's features, saying, "The documentary introduces the modern paintings of Mansoor Qandriz in the final years of his short life, emphasizing the geometric elements in these works and their resemblance to the Cubist style, representing Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne, as well as some Iranian artists such as Master Hossein Zendehroodi, Parviz Tanavoli, and Faramarz Pilaram, who have similar narratives. These are unique features of this documentary."

She continued, "In this film, we accompany the thoughts of Mohammad Reza Aslani, Aydin Aghdashloo, Ali Akbar Sadeghi, and Garnik Derhakopian about Mansoor Qandriz and the Saqakhaneh style. The camera's movement in old alleys, passing through doors, windows, traditional houses, and locations, along with the recitation of selected poems by Mansoor Qandriz by the film's Turkic-speaking narrator, accompanied by scenes from religious rituals in mourning ceremonies in Tabriz during Muharram, and the juxtaposition and expansion of their relationship with Qandriz's paintings and the prevailing thought of the Saqakhaneh style, are other scenes in this documentary, which is produced for the first time about Mansoor Qandriz, a modern painter from Tabriz, and is screened at the Fajr Visual Arts Festival."

Finally, the documentarian emphasized the screening of the documentary at the Fajr Visual Arts Festival, stating, "The Fajr Visual Arts Festival is very indifferent and unresponsive. The event is held in a haphazard manner. I, who live in a provincial town and whose film on this subject has been accepted into this festival, have not received a single call from the festival office until today. I do not know whether I will be invited to see my film with the festival audience or not!"