2019 Middle East Now festival in Italy is to play host to Iranian feature ‘Hendi & Hormoz’.
Directed by Abbas Amini, ‘Hendi & Hormoz’ is set on Iran’s Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf where hematite deposits in the soil turn the ocean waves blood-red.
Amini’s emotionally charged 91-minute feature film chronicles the life story of two teenagers named Hendi and Hormoz.
16-year-old Hormoz is married to 14-year-old Hendi after he promises that he can work as a miner.
But the young man finds closed doors instead of a job. Gradually the game of life becomes serious and dangerous for both kids.
Hamed Alipour, Zohreh Eslami and Mohammad Banouj are among the cast.
The latest edition of the Italian film event will also have two-time Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi on board as a special guest. During the event, a number of Farhadi’s films will be screened including ‘Fireworks Wednesday’, ‘A Separation’, ‘About Elly’, ‘The Past’ and ‘The Salesman’.
The 10th edition of the Middle East Now festival will take place in the Italian city of Florence on April 2-7, 2019.