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ifilm to air ‘Willow Tree’ on Saturday

Iranian award-winning feature film ‘Willow Tree’ has been set to screen on ifilm on Saturday.

Iranian award-winning feature film ‘Willow Tree’ has been set to screen on ifilm on Saturday.

Directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, the social flick will air at 22:00 GMT on Saturday evening. It is also set to repeat the next day at 04:00, 10:00 and 16:00 all GMT times.

A brief synopsis for the film reads,Yousef has been blind since he was eight, when he burned his eyes playing with fireworks. When a tumor develops under his right eye, he goes to Paris for medical treatment, fearing the worse.

But instead of cancer, he comes back to Tehran with his sight back. Everyone is overjoyed, except for Yousef, who realizes his life is not what he had imagined.”

In the year 2005, ‘Willow Tree’ attended the Fajr Film Festival and succeeded to win 10 nominations in different categories and ended up taking home 4 awards from the event. Award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Parviz Parastouee and the director Majid Majidi also grabbed the Best Director award.

Besides Parastouee, Roya Teymourian, Reza Naji and Leila Otadi also star in the flick.

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