The 7th edition of the Australia Persian International Film Festival has set to screen Iranian documentary ‘Zero to Podium’.
Sahar Mossayebi’s film, premiered at Iran’s Cinema Verite and shown at the documentary competition section of the Fajr Film Festival, is produced by Mahtab Keramati as well as Tahoura Abolqasemi and stars Shahrbanou, Soheila, and Elaheh Mansourian, three Iranian female Wushu champions.
It narrates the story of the sisters, beginning from their homeland in Isfahan Province, ending at the international Wushu competition in Indonesia.
The Mansourian sisters have brought several international titles to Iran from different global and Asian martial arts competitions.
None of the scenes captured in the film is made up. Mansourian sisters- Elaheh, Shahrbanou and Soheila- actually showed their life as it has been.
The docufiction depicts all their hardships and deprivation despite gaining world championship title.
ifilm website has recently published a comprehensive exclusive report on the film. Click here to watch the report.
The 7th Persian International Film Festival is slated for August 30-September 2, 2018, in the Australian cities of Sidney and Melbourne.