The 7th edition of the Shahr (Urban) International Film Festival in Tehran has set to screen Iranian feature ‘Sheeple’.
Directed by Houman Seyyedi, ‘Sheeple’ took part at competition section of the 36th Fajr Film Festival and won four Crystal Simorgh awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Film from the view point of Art and Experience Cinema.
Later on, the 12th Celebration of Iranian Cinema Critics and Screenwriters awarded Seyyedi’s tragicomedy in six categories, including best film, best director, best actor, and best supporting actor.
The flick has gone on screen in a number of countries and festivals, including the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, the 2019 “Visions of Iran” (Iranian Filmfest Cologne) in Germany, and the 18th Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania.
‘Sheeple’ is about Shahin, a loud-mouthed fellow adopted years ago, who tries to establish his authority in a family run by the iron hand of his drug lord brother.
“Two brothers are running and making Crystal meth in a hidden laboratory in middle of nowhere of an urban jungle and they do care for the honor of their neighborhood. All of a sudden a mobile footage on their sister’s spreading everywhere and this causes some strange incidents,” a short synopsis of the flick reads.
The Shahr International Film Festival is Iran's most important cinematic event related to urban management in promotion of appropriate urban and industrial life patterns.
It is organized annually by the Urban Image Institute, the Artistic and Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality.
The Shahr Film Festival aims to identify creative and innovative cinematic works of urban life and create a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences among world cities.
Films that use an eloquent artistic vision to promote a blissful human life will be considered for the competition section, according to the festival's website.
The 7th Shahr International Film Festival, headed by Hashem Mirzakhani, is slated for July 17-22, 2019, in Tehran.