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‘Butterfly Stroke’ wins another award at Fajr filmfest

Association of Islamic Revolution Writers and Film Critics picks ‘Butterfly Stroke’ as first title at the 38th Fajr Film Festival.

The Association of Islamic Revolution Writers and Film Critics has picked ‘Butterfly Stroke’ as first title at the 38th Fajr Film Festival.

The movie is followed by Saeed Malekan’s directorial debut ‘Zero Day’ which is about Iran’s intelligence and police operations to arrest Jundallah terrorist group founder and leader Abdul-Malek Rigi.

Amir-Abbas Rabiee’s political drama ‘The Undercover’ about the activities of the Tudeh Party of Iran during the 1980s came third.

‘Exodus’ by Ebrahim Hatamikia, ‘The Sun’ by Majid Majidi and ‘Skin’ co-directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark were selected as the fourth to the sixth.

Directed by Mohammad Kart, ‘Butterfly Stroke’ narrates the story of some ostracized people from the poverty-stricken neighborhoods in Tehran.

The people have to pretend to be strong if they want to survive the brutality of their environment.

The film tells the story of Hashem, a gang member whose wife’s swimming video goes viral. Now Hashem and his brother-in-law Hojjat are looking for the person who uploaded the video on the net.

Some top-rating Iranian actors such as Mohammad-Javad Ezzati, Tannaz Tabatabaee, Mahlaqa Baqeri, Pantea Bahram and Amir Aqaee star in the flick.

MG/AG

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