Watch ifilm exclusive report on Iranian feature ‘The Skier’ directed by Fereidoun Najafi, produced by Mohammad Ahmadi, starring Reza Mouri and Amir-Reza Faramarzi.
‘The Skier’ is about a boy from Iran’s Kouhrang County who is going to take a little ibex to a tribal ritual in a snowy remote region in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province but he faces many problems on his way.
The movie documents vanishing tribal traditions and paints a portrait of the ethnic community of the Bakhtiari people of southwest Iran.
The cast of the movie, in addition to Mouri and Faramarzi, includes Ava Darvit, Habib Tajmiri, Elaheh Salehi, Mojgan Mahmoudian, Gholamshah Qanbari, Mojgan Omidi, Monavvar Rashidi, Hadis Najafi, Ali Amani, Ahou Habibi, and Seyyed-Shahaboddin Tabatabaee.
So far, ‘The Skier’ has participated at different domestic and international festivals and has garnered various awards.
The film has been nominated to compete at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and won Best Feature Film award at the 21st Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.
‘The Skier’ has also taken part at festivals such as the 38th Cambridge Film Festival in Britain, the 15th Dublin International Film Festival in Ireland, and the 18th Beirut International Film Festival in Lebanon.