War drama ‘The 23’ endorsed by the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO is set to be screened at Iran cinemas.
The flick directed by Mehdi Jafari will be screened after the Islamic lunar months of Muharram and Safar some time in October 2019.
The acclaimed movie winning the Best Film award from National View at 2019 Fajr Film Festival is about 23 Iranian volunteers in their adolescence who were held captive during the Ira-Iran war.
In March 2019, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO honored the film as best film of the year for its promotion of peace and sacrifice.
The film is based a real event, showing how the Iranian teenage POWs taught a good lesson to those beating the drum for the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his propaganda campaign that Iran tried to manipulate the mind of volunteer forces in Iraq-Iran war.