1124 GMT May 24, 2019
He will be also awarded a plaque of honor at the Turkish festival, ISNA wrote.
The festival is slated to be held from May 1 to 7, in line with the arrival anniversary of Mawlana and his family to Konya between May 3 and 5.
Only films with religious and mystic themes are allowed to take part in the festival. Sufisin festival will be an important step in the history of Konya, a 1000-year culture and civilization capital, the center of Mawlana studies and spiritual love. The city is becoming prepared for a magnificent future, just like it’s past, to become an appealing center and a special city, resurrecting an area that many institutions have ignored.
Majidi was invited to the festival as the director of ‘The Willow Tree’ and ‘Children of Heaven’. He will be in Konya from May 3 to 6 and ‘The Willow Tree’ will be screened in his presence.
Last year, during the first edition, Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi was the only Iranian director who received Turkey’s plaque of honor. He was invited to attend the festival as director of ‘Under the Moonlight’, which was highly welcomed.