The 2019 Cyrus Film Festival was held at TIFF Bell Lightbo and, Art Gallery of Ontario, November 22th-29th. Many of the the year’s most acclaimed Iranian films, including Castle of Dream, Arab Blues, Suddenly a Tree and Beloved were screened at the festival. The best picture prize, awarded by a jury of film professionals, was given to Mohsen Tanabandeh’s Oath, while another five films shared the festival’s awards.
Among the festival’s guests were Behrouz Vossoughi, Bahman Farmanaram, Tahmineh Milani, and Maziar Miri. For the first time, the festival also hosted a retrospective screening of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Nassereddin shah Cinema Actor.