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US fest awards Iranian ‘Untimely’

The Dallas VieoFest’s Alternative Fiction in the US awards Iranian ‘Untimely’.

The 2020 edition of the Dallas VieoFest’s Alternative Fiction in the US has awarded Iranian feature ‘Untimely’.

Directed by Pouya Eshtehardi, the feature won the best first feature award at the US event.

Set to hit Iranian movie theaters soon, ‘Untimely’ is about a young private, Hamin, doing his military service in a watchtower on the border of Iran and Pakistan.

Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things that happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander.

The cast list of ‘Untimely’ includes Iman Afshar, Shayan Afshar, Ayyoub Afshar, Mahsa Narouee, Ava Azarpira, and Mollabakhsh Raeesi.

The movie has taken part at some global events and received a number of awards, including best feature film and best editing awards at the 2019 Asian Cinematography Awards, best film, best director and best cinematography awards at the 5th Tokyo independent films celebration in Japan, as well as Best World Cinema Feature Award at the 24th Kansas CityFilmFest International in the US.

The Dallas VideoFest has been innovating with technology since 1987.

It is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in the world.

The 32nd edition of the Dallas event was held online in April 2020.