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Chinese fest to host Iranian ‘Qasr-e Shirin’

‘Qasr-e Shirin’ has been set to vie at the 2019 SIFF in China.

‘Qasr-e Shirin’ has been set to vie at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in China.

Directed by Reza Mirkarimi, the social flick will be attending the main competition section of the 22nd edition of the Chinese film event. The film will be competing for a Golden Goblet award.

A brief synopsis for ‘Qasr-e Shirin’ reads, “Jalal Moradi, a 42-year-old father of two, kills a family in an accident. In the court of law, the murder is recognized as accidental killing without intent. After getting out of prison, he leaves his wife and kids and moves to another city. Two years later, he must go back to his home town as his wife is brain-dead.”

The starring role of the film has been portrayed by ifilm star of ‘Free Fall’ Hamed Behdad.

Also among the cast are Mohammad Asgari, Zhila Shahi, Akbar Ayin, Azadeh Nobahar, Mohammad Ashkanfar, Youna Tadayyon and Niyousha Alipour.

Founded in 1993, SIFF focuses on awards, markets, forums and film exhibitions so as to build an international platform, and promote the development of the Chinese film festival.

The latest edition of Shanghai International Film Festival has been slated for June 15-24, 2019.

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