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Washington DC Asian art museum to screen Iranian ‘Skin’

The National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC in the US is to screen Iranian movie ‘Skin’.

The National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC has scheduled to screen Iranian horror movie ‘Skin’.

The horror movie will be screened at the US museum during the 26th edition of the Festival of Films from Iran.

The Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, which together form the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art in Washington, are the organizers of the festival.

Written and directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark and not featuring any well-known names and stars, ‘Skin’ is a dark fantasy folklore drama about love, magic and superstition.

It tells the story of Araz who lives at home with his mother, Marhamat, who is a witch.

When Araz finds out that she has bewitched him to stay with her, rather than pursuing the woman he loves, he turns to the village elders for help.

As Araz strives to get rid of the spell and spends more time with his beloved, his mother begins to grow weaker, forcing him to decide between his heart and his conscience.

‘Skin’ went on screen at some global events, including the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad in Belarus and the Leeds International Film Festival in the UK.

iFilm English TV has interviewed the scriptwriters and directors, the producer Mohammad-Reza Mesbah, and the actor Javad Qamati and the actress Fatemeh Masoudifar. Click here to watch the report.

The Festival of Films from Iran at the National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC will open on Friday and is scheduled to run until January 30, 2022.

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