TEHRAN – Three motion pictures by Iranian filmmakers have been chosen to be screened on the seventeenth version of the Zurich Movie Competition.
Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed drama “A Hero”, the winner of the Grand Prix (ex aequo) at Cannes 2021, will likely be showcased within the Gala Premieres part of the competition, which is able to open within the Swiss metropolis on September 23.
The movie is about Rahim who’s taken into custody as he’s unable to pay his money owed. After being granted two-day parole, he makes an attempt to get his lender to put in writing off a part of the debt and withdraw the fees. When Rahim finds a purse stuffed with gold items and returns it to the proprietor as a substitute of serving to himself, he’s out of the blue celebrated within the media as an upstanding citizen.
“Ballad of a White Cow” co-directed by Behtash Sanaeiha and Maryam Moqaddam has been picked to be screened within the characteristic movie competitors. The movie gained third place within the 2021 Berlinale Competitors Viewers Award this yr.
The movie follows Mina, a younger girl who lives alone along with her deaf baby as her husband was executed for a homicide cost a yr in the past. She tries to get her life collectively, take excellent care of her baby and make each ends meet. Nevertheless, her life will get extra sorrowful when she finds out that her husband was harmless.
“Hit the Highway” will likely be reviewed within the Particular Screenings class of the competition.
Directed by Panah Panahi, the movie tells the story of 1 household and their mysterious journey by way of rural Iran. From early on, it’s made clear that the clan is on some form of mission, and the drama slowly escalates as particulars are revealed.
From its humorous opening to its feverish, music-driven conclusion, this movie each instructions and rewards the viewer’s consideration.
The Zurich Movie Competition will run till October 3.
Photograph: “Ballad of a White Cow” co-directed by Behtash Sanaeiha and Maryam Moqaddam.