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Iran’s ‘Untimely’ wins Japanese awards

Iranian feature ‘Untimely’ wins 3 awards at the 5th Tokyo independent films celebration in Japan.

Iranian feature ‘Untimely’ has bagged three awards at the 5th edition of the Tokyo independent films celebration in Japan.

Directed by Pouya Eshtehardi, the movie won best film, best director and best cinematography awards in the celebration’s ‘feature film’ section.

Set to hit Iranian movie theaters soon, ‘Untimely’ is about a young private, Hamin, doing his military service in a watchtower on the border of Iran and Pakistan.

Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things that happened to him and his sister since their childhood.

Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander.

The cast list of ‘Untimely’ includes Iman Afshar, Shayan Afshar, Ayyoub Afshar, Mahsa Narouee, Ava Azarpira, and Mollabakhsh Raeesi.

Already having the best feature film and best editing awards of the 2019 Asian Cinematography Awards in bag, the movie will also take part at the 20th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival in the US on February 12-16, 2020.