The 19th edition of the Yari Iranian Film Festival in Sweden has scheduled to screen Iranian feature ‘Reza’.
Directed by Alireza Motamedi, ‘Reza’, a romantic comedy, revolves around the life of an author named Reza who begins to write a story about his ancestor's immigration to the historic city of Isfahan.
Meanwhile, Reza and his wife separate from each other through divorce after nine years of marriage, but he finds it difficult to start a new life without his ex whom he still loves.
Reza must delve into all aspects of his personality to find out why his better half and the woman he loves cannot tolerate living with him and wants a divorce.
Reza Davoudnejad, Setareh Pesyani, Afsar Asadi, Pantea Marzbanian, Nasim Mirzadeh, Marjan Moshtaqian, Solmaz Ghani, and the director Motamedi are among the cast of 94-minute flick.
The film was premiered at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival and well-received by the film critics.
Since then, it has attended a number of global events, including the 9th Beijing International Film Festival in China and the 2018 Mumbai Film Festival in India. The jury members of the Indian film event praised the film for being poetic and having a critical outlook.
It has also been scheduled to go on public screens in France from August 21, 2019.
ifilm website has published a comprehensive report on the movie. Click here to watch the report.
The Yari festival is annually organized by Yari, an Uppsala-based charity organization that helps street children in Iran to go to school and also raises funds for the construction of schools and libraries for children.
The 19th Yari is slated for October 12-13, 2019 in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.