Financial Tribune- The cinematheque of Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran will review some of the best works of the popular actor Akbar Abdi for a week.
A total of seven movies will be screened at a program titled ĎAkbar Abdi in the Frame of Cinemaí from June 21-27, cinematicket.org reported.
Mostly known as a comedian, Abdi, 56, is of Iranian-Azeri descent from Ardebil. He began his career with the childrenís TV series ĎThe Traffic Neighborhoodí in 1981. He proved his talent through another series for children ĎI am Late for School Againí.
Abdi has chosen diverse characters to play in various movies and is respected as a classic movie star with a successful career. He has played a broad array of comedy roles during his artistic career including ĎThe Actorí directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1993) and ĎThe Snowmaní by Davoud Mirbagheri (1995).
He is the only Iranian male actor who has assumed the role of women in three different films ĎThe Dreamyí by Fereydoun Jeyrani (2013), ĎI Feel Sleepyí by Reza Attaran (2010) and ĎThe Snowmaní (1995). His performance in ĎI Feel Sleepyí where he played the role of an old woman brought him the Crystal Simorgh for the best supporting actor at the 30th Fajr Film Festival.
The accomplished actor also has a brilliant performance as a mentally-challenged person in the late filmmaker Ali Hatamiís acclaimed film ĎMotehrí (1991) for which he won his first Crystal Simorgh for the best supporting actor at the 8th Fajr Film Festival.
According to the IAF cinematheque program, the following films will be shown every night at 9:30 from Wednesday June 21 respectively: ĎThe Tenantsí directed by Dariush Mehrjui, ĎMotehrí, ĎOh Iraní (1990) by Naser Taqvai, ĎReyhanehí by Alireza Reisian, ĎThe Love-Strickení by Ali Hatami (1992), ĎThe Game Rulesí by Ahmadreza Motamedi and ĎI Feel Sleepyí.