‘Takhti, the World Champion’ directed by Bahram Tavakkoli and produced by Saeed Malekan has revealed its first trailer.
The film which depicts the life of Iranian world wrestling champion Gholamreza Takhti is set to be screened on the first day of the 37th Fajr Film Festival (FFF) for critics and cineastes; it will also go on public screens soon.
Among the cast list are Atila Pesyani, Mahour Alvand, Hamid-Reza Azarang, Banipal Shoumoun, Parivash Nazariyeh, Behnoush Tabatabaee, Farhad Ayish, Siavash Tahmoures, Masoumeh Qasemipour, Setareh Pesyani, and Shirin Yazdanbakhsh.
Takhti was born in Tehran on August 27, 1930. At the age of 15, he enrolled in Poulad Club in southern Tehran and was trained to become a wrestler.
He won his first Iranian championship in 1950 and later in 1951 he won a silver medal at the world freestyle championship in Helsinki, Finland. That was one of the first international medals gained by Iranian wrestlers.
Takhti also won several other medals, but that is not the only reason why he is so popular among Iranians. He proved to be a real hero by showing such exemplary character as being of any sort of help to the poor and needy.
Established in 1982, the Fajr Film Festival is an event that celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to local and international films.
Since its establishment, the festival has played a vital role in the development of the Iranian Cinema.
Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran and across the world every year.
The 37th Fajr is slated for January 30-February 11, 2019, in Tehran and several other Iranian cities.