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Iranian ‘Hot Scent’ vying at Bengaluru Int’l Film Festival

Iranian feature ‘Hot Scent’ is vying at the 11th Bengaluru Int’l Film Festival in India.

Iranian feature ‘Hot Scent’ has been selected to compete at the 11th edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES) in India.

Directed by Ali Ebrahimi and produced by Mohammad Athari as well as Amir-Shahab Razavian, ‘Hot Scent’ is the story of generation gap.

Maryam, a 20 year old girl has strict parents. One night after returning home late and spending time with her friend, she is forced to stay overnight at a friend’s place, trying to hide the fact from her father. But now she is also forced to be thrown into the lives of strangers.

The 83-minute film stars Shahram Haqiqatdoust, Khatereh Asadi, Mehrdad Seddiqian, Bahareh Kian-Afshar, and Sima Tirandaz.

The director, Ebrahimi, has Associate Degree in cinema and started working in the film industry as the art director assistant at the age of 16. Four years later, he was in charge of art direction and costume design for some titles. In 2010 he directed his first short film. He has also had some experiences in theater and sculpting.

Iranian lineup of ‘Kejal’ by Nima Yar, ‘Sara & Aida’ by Maziar Miri, ‘Tale of the Sea’ by Bahman Farmanara, ‘The Villa Complex Residents’ (Villa Residents) by Monir Qeidi, ‘Wild Jonquils’ by Rahbar Qanbari, and ‘Yellow’ by Mostafa Taqizadeh has also gone on the BIFFES screen in a section titled Country Focus.

The 11th edition of the BIFFES was opened with screening Iranian feature ‘Bomb a Love Story’ by Peyman Maadi on February 21, 2019. It will come to an end on February 28.