Iranian feature ‘Dressage’ has been screened in a special cinematic event organized by the Middle East Now Film Festival in Florence.
Pouya Badkoubeh’s movie represented Iran at the special Italian event this summer which includes a special screening of films produced in the Middle East region.
“A bunch of well-off teenagers rob a shop – for fun. One of them, 16-year-old Golsa, hides the recording of the robbery. First the friends, and later their parents, as well as the girl’s parents demand her to give the video away, so it would not get into the hands of the police,” the plot summery reads.
Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moqaddami, Houshang Tavakkoli, Alireza Sanifar, Alireza Aqakhani, and Siamak Adib are among the cast members.
The Iranian feature has previously won Best First Film Award at the 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival as well as Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th Persian Int’l Film Festival in Australia and received jury award at the 68th Berlin Int’l Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
‘Dressage’ has gone on screen at several global festivals as well, including 8th “On the Edge” Sakhalin Film Festival in the US, 2018 Melbourne Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 21st Shanghai Int’l Film Festival in China, 11th Granada Int’l Film Festival in Spain, 65th Sydney Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 37th Vancouver Int’l Film Festival in Canada, 2018 Buster Copenhagen Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth in Denmark, and the 16th Pyongyang Int’l Film Festival in North Korea.
The Middle East Now Fetsival's special event was held on July 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2019 in Florence with ‘Dressage’ being screened on July 30.