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Friday November 9, 2018 17:1993

Arash Lahouti’s ‘Orange Days’ on Italian festival screens

Iran feature film ‘Orange Days’ has been selected to vie at the 2018 edition of the MedFilm Festival in Italy.

Directed by Arash Lahouti, the film is attending the main competition section of the film event.

'Orange Days' tells the story of Aban, a 45-year-old female contractor in the tough and male-dominated orange harvesting industry. Aban enters a competition to win a large contract. She wins the deal putting her own house at risk by using it as security.

Now, she leads a group of female workers who work for her on a large harvest. Her efforts of staying strong in this patriarch society remain futile while anyone involved in her story including her husband tries to fail her.

A number of Iranian superstars are among the cast members of the flick, including Hediyeh Tehrani, Ali Mosaffa and Mehran Ahmadi.

The film has already been screened in several international events and it is also scheduled to attend the 2018 edition of Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany which will kick off on November 15.

Launched in 1995, MedFilm Festival is the first festival in Italy dedicated to the promotion of Mediterranean and European cinema.

The 24th edition of the Italian film festival opened today November 09 and is set to wrap up on November 18 in Rome, Italy.