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‘Orange Days’ to head to Chennai Int’l Film Festival

Iranian feature ‘Orange Days’ is to go on screen at the 16th Chennai Int’l Film Festival in India.

Iranian feature ‘Orange Days’ has been scheduled to go on screen at the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) in India.

The 102-minute Iranian feature will go on screen at the World Cinema section of the Indian event in Casino Theater on December 19.

Directed by Arash Lahouti, ‘Orange Days’ tells the story of Aban, the only female contractor in the cutthroat and male-dominated orange harvesting industry, who enters a competition to win a large contract. Her efforts remain futile while anyone involved in her story tries to fail her.

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

It has gone on screen at some international events, including the 14th Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland, the 18th Calgary International Film Festival in Canada, the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, the 42nd São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, the 2018 Torun International Film Festival (TOFIFEST) in Poland, the 2018 MedFilm Festival in Italy, and the 8th Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey.

‘Orange Days’ recently brought its actress Tehrani the Best Actress award of the 2018 CineIran Festival in Canada and won three awards at the 67th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany.

The CIFF is a festival organized in the city of Chennai, India, by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation with the support of the government of Tamil Nadu, the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and the Film Federation of India.

The festival aims at providing a common platform for the film fraternity to show its expression through films; understanding other cultures and project the excellence of this art form; contribute to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of the different nations in the context of the social and cultural ethos; and promote friendship and co-operation among peoples of the world.

Launched in 2002, it showcases international as well as Indian feature films. The festival screens more than 100 international feature films.

The 16th edition of the CIFF is slated for December 13-20, 2018.

MG/MG

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