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‘Oath’ to vie at Tokyo filmfest

Iranian movie ‘Oath’ is to premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.

Iranian movie ‘Oath’ is to premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.

The film directed by Mohsen Tanabandeh, will vie at the Asian Future competition section of the festival.

A brief synopsis for the film reads, “Rezvan is murdered and now her family is after proving the fact that her husband is the one who killed her. The family members led by Rezvan’s sister take a bus to Mashhad where they will testify against Rezvan’s husband swearing on the Quran that he has done it”.

The film was screened at the 37th Fajr Film Festival and got several nominations. Although, it was not able to grab any awards, it received various positive reviews.

Established in 1985, the TIFF would be held biennially until 1991 and annually ever since.

Along with the Shanghai International Film Festival, TIFF is one of Asia's most important competitive film festivals, and the only Japanese festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations based in Paris.

The 32nd edition of the Japanese event is slated for October 28 – November 5, 2019.

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