ifilm English TV has published an exclusive report on Iranian Feature ‘The Warden’ directed by Nima Javidi.
ifilm has interviewed the script writer and director Javidi, the editor Emad Khodabakhsh, as well as the actors Esmaeel Pourreza and Mohammad-Rasoul Safari.
The film depicts an old prison in the late 1960s in southern Iran to be evacuated as it is close to the city’s airport which is under development.
The head of the prison, Major Nemat Jahed, and his officers are in the midst of transferring the prisoners to the new facility.
Produced by Majid Motallebi, ‘The Warden’ was premiered on the opening day of the 37th Fajr Film Festival in Iran.
In addition to Pourreza and Safari, the film features popular actors such as Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Atila Pesyani, Setareh Pesyani, Habib Rezaee and Mani Haqiqi.
Score mixing for the film was handled by Adam Schmidt who had previously worked on projects such as ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Inception’, and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
Set to go on screen at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in the UK, ‘The Warden’ recently received the awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Navid Mohammadzadeh), Best Cinematography (Houman Behmanesh), and Best Film at the 21st Iran Cinema Celebration.
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