Teen feature film ‘Dressage’ is in the running at the 29th edition of Cine Junior Film Festival in France.
Produced in 2018, ‘Dressage’ is Pouya Badkoubeh’s first directorial experience that is currently in the competition section of the France international children and teenagers film festival.
“A bunch of well-off teenagers rob a shop – for fun. One of them, 16-year-old Golsa, hides the recording of the robbery. First the friends, and later their parents, as well as the girl’s parents demand her to give the video away, so it would not get into the hands of the police,” the plot summery reads.
Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moqaddami, Houshang Tavakkoli, Alireza Sanifar, Alireza Aqakhani, and Siamak Adib are among the cast members.
The Iranian feature has previously won Best First Film Award at the 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival as well as Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th Persian Int’l Film Festival in Australia and received jury award at the 68th Berlin Int’l Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
‘Dressage’ has gone on screen at several global festivals as well, including 8th “On the Edge” Sakhalin Film Festival in the US, 2018 Melbourne Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 21st Shanghai Int’l Film Festival in China, 11th Granada Int’l Film Festival in Spain, 65th Sydney Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 37th Vancouver Int’l Film Festival in Canada, 2018 Buster Copenhagen Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth in Denmark, and the 16th Pyongyang Int’l Film Festival in North Korea.
Cine Junior Film Festival promotes “films that develop the youth's artistic awareness as well as to make these films available and accessible to a larger audience through the distribution and cinema theaters networks.”
Ciné Junior is the biggest youth film festival in France. Every year its audience overcomes 25000 children.
2019 Festival Ciné Junior kicked off on February 13 and will run until Feb. 26, 2019.