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Iran’s ‘6.5 Per Meter’ to vie at Chicago filmfest

The 55th Chicago Int’l Film Festival in the US is to screen Iranian ‘6.5 Per Meter’.

The 55th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) in the US has scheduled to screen acclaimed Iranian drama ‘6.5 Per Meter’ (Just 6.5).

The movie will be screened at the New Directors Competition section that features bold works by emerging talents.

Directed by Saeed Roustaee, this cinematic work is a social drama that deals with the issue of illegal drug trade and trafficking.

“Samad is nobody’s fool. The narcotics officer has seen his share of a drug dealer’s lies and games, and his patience has come to run thin. While searching for the infamous drug baron Nasser Khakzad, he and his colleague Hamid scour the streets of Tehran, turning an overcrowded prison on its head...Director Saeed Roustaee landed a huge Iranian box office hit with his second directorial work. This great action thriller is far more than just a fast-paced, skillfully staged cat-and-mouse game,” the Zurich Film Festival’s website praised the 135-minute ‘6.5 per Meter’.

Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Houman Kiaee, Farhad Aslani, Marjan Qamari, and Mohammad Ali Mohammadi are on the film’s cast list.

Also set to participate at the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland, film sales company Wild Bunch is the international seller of the flick.

‘6.5 Per Meter’ has gone on screen at global events such as the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Italy and the 15th Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland where it grabbed the jury special mention.

Founded in 1964, the CIFF is an annual film festival held every fall as the longest-running competitive film festival in North America.

The 55the edition of the CIFF is slated for October 16-27, 2019.