Shahram Mokri’s film will represent Iran at the 60th edition of the event also known as Viennale.
Going back to forty years ago, the movie’s story starts during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran.
Then, protestors set fire to movie theaters as a way of showing opposition to Western culture and burned down many cinemas.
In one tragic case, a theater was set on fire with four hundred people inside and most of them were burned alive.
Now in contemporary Iran, after forty years, four individuals also decide to burn down a movie theater.
Being jointly produced by Negar Eskanadarfar and Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture, the flick stars Babak Karimi, Razieh Mansouri and Abolfazl Kahani.
‘Careless Crime’ was premiered at the Orizzonti section of the 77th Venice Film Festival in Italy.
The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world.
Every October, the Viennale takes place in Vienna’s historic center, providing the festival with an international orientation.
The 60th edition of the event will be held on October 22 – November 1, 2020.