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Filmfestival in Goa:
Festival organizers attributed Milani's departure to her father's ill health, but Tehran newspapers claimed that Milani left the festival due to political pressure from Iranian elements.
An Iranian director has stepped down as a judge at an international film festival following the appointment of an Israeli filmmaker to the judges panel.
According to Indian and Iranian media reports this weekend, director Tahmineh Milani had been slated to serve as a judge at the International Film Festival of India, which opened in Goa on November 23. Shortly before the festival began, however, another judge, Danish director Susanne Bier, announced that she would not be able to serve on the panel. Festival management called in Israeli director Dan Wolman to replace Bier, spurring harsh criticism in Iran of Milani for agreeing to sit alongside an Israeli on the jury….