Fajr award-wining war movie ‘23 People’ has eyed screening permit to soon make its theatrical debut in Iran cinema halls.
Mehdi Jafari told local media about his new film that ‘23 People’ was submitted to the respective authorities and it will hopefully be screened in Iranian cinemas soon.
As the latest attempt to bring a real POW’s story to the big screen, this film is based on “Those 23 Individuals”, the memoirs of Ahmad Yousefzadeh, one of the 23 volunteers who were held captive in Iraq.
‘23 People’ narrates the life and wartime experiences of 23 Iranian teenage volunteers who were captives during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The project was financed by Tehran-based Owj Arts and Media Organization which produces revolutionary works in art and cinema.
‘23 People’ received a largely positive reaction from the audience at its 37th Fajr premiere.
The flick previously grabbed six National Will Manifestation awards of the 37th Fajr Film Festival in Iran. It has also been named the film of the year by Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.