Iranian movie ‘Boarding Pass’ is slated to vie at the Reading Film Festival in the US.
Directed by Mehdi Rahmani, the movie is to represent Iran at the 2019 edition of the event.
‘Boarding Pass’ is about body packers that swallow pre-packaged drugs willfully or under duress to transfer them across the borders.
They usually carry opium, heroin, cocaine or amphetamine sealed in layers of plastic wrap in their stomachs for smuggling.
The story begins when a package is not sealed properly and starts leaking in the stomach of a body packer.
Then the dying process starts with dilated pupils, slower breathing, ruptured intestines, and finally heart failure.
In addition to Shahbazi and Jebraeeli, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, Asghar Rafiee-Jam, Tala Motazedi, and Shirin Yazdanbakhsh are notable among the cast of the 88-minute movie.
The Reading Film Fest is scheduled to be held on October 31 – November 9, 2019.