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Busan Int’l filmfest nominates ‘Dying in Holy Water’

‘Dying in Holy Water’ is nominated for Kim Jiseok Award at the 2020 Busan Int’l Film Festival in South Korea.

Iran's ‘Dying in Holy Water’ has been nominated for the Kim Jiseok Award at the 25th edition of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea.

Produced by Jamshid Mahmoudi and directed by Navid Mahmoudi, the film narrates the story of some young Afghans who travel from Iran to Europe.

A synopsis of the film reads, “Rona: Hamed, don’t fear the sea. If you are afraid of anything, it’s more likely that it will happen to you.

Hamed: I don’t.”

The cast of the film includes Ali Shademan, Neda Jebraeeli, Matin Heidarnia, Sadaf Asgari, Sogol Khaliq, Alireza Ara, Amir-Reza Ranjbaran, Khayyam Vaqar, Peyman Moqaddami, Mahtab Jafari, Farid Eshaqi, Mahya Rezaee, Fatemeh Mirzaee, and Alireza Mehran.

The movie was screened at the 38th Fajr Film Festival, winning nominations in two categories of the best actor and actress in a leading role.

Founded in 1996, the BIFF is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.

The 25th edition of the BIFF will take place in the South Korean city of Busan on October 21-30, 2020.

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