The 37th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF 2018) in Canada has set to screen Iranian feature ‘Dressage’.
The Iranian flick will compete at the Panorama, Contemporary World Cinema section of the Canadian event.
Directed by Pouya Badkoubeh, ‘Dressage’ tells the story of Golsa and her friends who, motivated primarily by boredom rather than greed, decide to rob a corner shop.
While evaluating the robbery, they are dismayed to realize that they forgot to bring along the CCTV footage; so one of them must return to the crime scene and the vote falls on Golsa.
Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moqaddami, Houshang Tavakkoli, Alireza Sanifar, Alireza Aqakhani, and Siamak Adib are among the cast.
The Iranian feature has won Best First Film Award at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival as well as Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th Persian International Film Festival in Australia and received jury award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
It has also gone on screen at several global festivals, including the 8th “On the Edge” Sakhalin Film Festival in the US, the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia, the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival in China, the 11th Granada International Film Festival in Spain, and the 65th Sydney International Film Festival in Australia.
Launched in 1982, the VIFF is an annual film festival held in Vancouver, British Columbia, for two weeks in late September and early October.
The VIFF continues to expand the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world, fused with related talks and events, in a unique way.
Festival audiences and creators have a chance to discover, discuss and connect more at one of North America's most accessible events, in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.
The VIFF 2018 is slated for September 27-October 12.