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Monday April 16, 2018 18:04172

Chinese filmfest nominates Iranian title ‘Searing Summer’

Iranian feature ‘Searing Summer’ has been nominated for best film award at the 8th edition of the Beijing International Film Festival.

Directed by Ebrahim Irajzad, 'Searing Summer' follows Nasrin who wants to get a divorce, but knows she won’t be able to get custody of her six-year-old daughter in the case. Without her husband knowing, she moves to another part of town with her daughter. When her husband catches up with her, their lives take an unexpected turn.

The cast list for the flick includes Parinaz Izadyar, Mina Sadati, Ali Mosaffa, Yasna Mirtahmasb and Saber Abar.

Irajzad’s debut film raked in a number of nominations in various categories of the 35th edition of Fajr Film Festival in Iran.

Founded in 2011, the Beijing International Film Festival has been heavily attended by international executives, directors, producers and studio heads since its launch.

Iranian actress Golab Adineh won Best Actress award for her inspiring performance in the Iranian film ‘Abji’ (The Sis) at the 7th edition of the Chinese festival.

The 8th edition of Beijing International Film Festival, which is one of the best film festivals in Asia, started on April 15 and will continue until April 22, 2018, in the capital city of China Beijing.

ifilm website has published a comprehensive exclusive report on ‘Searing Summer’. Click here to watch the report.