‘Zero to Podium’ has grabbed award at the Milano International FICTS Festival in Italy.
Directed by Sahar Mossayebi, the film received the best documentary award at the 2019 edition of the event.
A lineup of 11 Iranian films was present at the various sections of this edition of the festival.
Sahar Mossayebi’s film, premiered at Iran’s Cinema Verite and shown at the documentary competition section of the Fajr Film Festival, is produced by Mahtab Keramati as well as Tahoura Abolqasemi and stars Shahrbanou, Soheila, and Elaheh Mansourian, three Iranian female Wushu champions.
It narrates the story of the sisters, beginning from their homeland in Isfahan Province, ending at the international Wushu competition in Indonesia.
The Mansourian sisters have brought several international titles to Iran from different global and Asian martial arts competitions.
None of the scenes captured in the film is made up. Mansourian sisters- Elaheh, Shahrbanou and Soheila- actually showed their life as it has been.
The docufiction depicts all their hardships and deprivation despite gaining world championship title.
The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) promotes and spreads the development of the Olympic Values and the culture of sports through the actual use of sports images under the motto “Culture through Sport”.