Iranian epic film ‘The Lost Strait’ has been slated to be presented at the film market of the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
Produced by Saeed Malekan and directed by Bahram Tavakkoli, the film is to have the international premier at the Berlinale film market on February 16.
The story of ‘The Lost Strait’ (Abu Ghuraib Strait) is set in the last days of the war just before Iran accepted UN Resolution 598, which ended the war on July 20, 1988.
Starring Javad Ezzati, Amir Jadidi, Mehdi Pakdel, Ali Soleimani, Mehdi Qorbani and Hamid-Reza Azarang, the film depicts how Iran’s Ammar battalion battled against the Iraqi forces in an unequal encounter in the Abu Ghuraib Strait near Dehloran in Iran’s Ilam Province.
Iranian forces were busy in the war in different regions and front lines. Ammar soldiers had been granted some days off to return home, but were dispatched to the strait after they got informed that Iraqi forces were advancing to Fakkeh and Sharhani regions in Khuzestan and Ilam provinces.
The drama won the Best Film award at the 36th edition of the Fajr Film Festival.
Founded in 1951, the Berlin International Film Festival is one of the world’s leading film events which is held in Germany and is celebrated annually in February.
The 68th edition of the Berlinale will run in the German city on February 15-25, 2018.