Film Museum to review works by Mollaqolipur

TEHRAN –On the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week (September 22 to 29), Film Museum of Iran will review works by deceased Iranian filmmaker Rasul Mollaqolipur during an analytical session on Wednesday.

During the session, segments from Rasul Mollaqolipur’s works will be displayed, and Akbar Nabavi, researcher, journalist, cinema critic, and one of the late filmmaker's friends, will delve into various aspects of this director's works during the three-hour long discussion.

Mollaqolipur died of a heart attack in March 2007 at the age of 51. Most of his works directly or indirectly were related to the effects of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, which is known in Iran as the Sacred Defense.

He was renowned for his unique approach and significant social perspective, which he applied to his works.

Throughout his career, Rasul Mollaqolipur created many memorable films, including "The Survivors," "Journey to Chazabeh," "Poisonous Mushroom," "The Father's Farm," and more. Each of these films reflects his passion for storytelling on important issues related to the war and people who survived it.

The Iran-Iraq War occurred between 1980 and 1988. It started when Iraq invaded Iran, seeking to take advantage of the post-revolutionary chaos.

The conflict had a profound impact on Iranian society, as it mobilized both the military and civilians in a united effort to defend the newly established Islamic Republic.

The term "Sacred Defense" reflects the spiritual and patriotic nature of the conflict, emphasizing the belief that defending the homeland was not only a physical battle but also a spiritual duty.

Photo: Deceased Iranian filmmaker Rasul Mollaqolipur in an undated photo

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Source: Tehran Times

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