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‘White Fish Season’ to screen at Tirana Int’l Film Festival

‘White Fish Season’ is to screen at the 17th Tirana Int'l Film Festival in Albania.

Iranian social drama ‘White Fish Season’ is slated to go on screen at the 17th edition of the Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF) in Albania.

Directed by Qorban Najafi, ‘White Fish Season’ is an adaptation of ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.

Solmaz Etemad has been in charge of the film’s international release while Arash Sajjadi has also worked as the producer of ‘White Fish Season’.

The flick is a 2018 production featuring Mohammad-Reza Foroutan, Ladan Mostofi, Bijan Banafshehkhah, Milad Keymaram, Shaqayeq Dehqan and Behzad Khodaveisi.

“Nahid belongs to a noble and land-owning family. She got a massive loan from a bank following the sudden death of her only child and went to Paris. Because of her family sabotage, she failed to pay back the loan, so the bank wants to put the property on auction. She comes back from Paris, maybe she gets a chance to save the property together with her brother Bahram,” reads as the flick’s synopsis.

‘White Fish Season’ previously attended some global film festivals where it succeeded to sweep awards, including Best Feature Film Award at the Antakya International Film Festival, Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Lonavala International Film Festival India and Best Cinematography Award from the 13th Annual Iranian Film Festival (IFF) - San Francisco.

The TIFF aims to create a cultural center of worldwide alternative and independent cinema in Albania as well as in the region. It is the first international film festival and the only one of its kind in Albania.

Launched in 2003, this cultural event is the most important cinematic event in Balkans.

The 2020 edition of the event is scheduled for September 19-25, 2020.

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