The International Film Festival of Kashmir – 2015, organized by the Experimental Moving Images and Theater Association, started at the Tagore Hall here today with feature films and long documentaries.

On Day one, the festival showcased films based on social drama, romantic tragedies, and ethnic identity, highlight diverse world issues, culture, and politics.

A total of six films were screened today, which included three feature films made in Iran, Assam, and Gilgit-Baltistan respectively, and two documentaries.

The award-winning film ‘Absolute Rest’, directed by Iranian filmmaker Abdolreza Kahani was appreciated by all. “This is a matter of satisfaction for us as the selection of films on the first day was received well by the audience especially youth,” said Ali Emran, the festival curator.

“The Iranian movie ‘Absolute Rest’, focusing on the problems of women was applauded by the audience,” he said.

The film recounts the story of a woman who leaves her hometown with her child after getting a divorce, but her ex-husband does everything he can to force her to go back. This was the Asian Premier of the film, Emran said.

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