The 37th Fajr Film Festival plans to pay tribute to legendary actor Ezzatollah Entezami by organizing a special program during the opening ceremony of the event on January 30, the organizers announced on Friday.
Entezami, the veteran actor of stage and screen, who was referred to as the “master actor” and “the honor of Iranian cinema” died in August 2018 at the age of 94.
He was one of Iran’s golden generation of actors, which includes Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Ali Nasirian, Jamshid Mashyekhi and Davud Rashidi, who began his career with acting in traditional Iranian performances at theaters located on Tehran’s Lalezar Street, which was considered as Iran’s Broadway during 1950s and 1960s.
Appearance in over 50 movies and dozens of theatrical performance brought him numerous honors. He won four Crystal Simorgh awards at the Fajr International Film Festival for his roles in “Grand Cinema”, “The Day of the Angel”, “A House on Water” and “The Marsh”.
In addition, actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, filmmaker Azizollah Hamidnejad, graphic designer Ebrahim Haqiqi, voice actor Khosro Khosroshahi and film editor Abbas Ganjavi will be honored with lifetime achievement awards during the festival.
The 37th Fajr Film Festival will take place in Tehran and several other Iranian cities from January 30 to February 11.