The Cinematheque of North Macedonia is currently hosting a festival of contemporary Iranian and Macedonian films where ‘A Hairy Tale’ was selected to inaugurate the event, making its third international premiere.
The film narrates the story of a young man played by Saber Abar who is passionate about acting. He works at a barbershop together with Babak Hamidiyan, and practices acting after he is finished with work.
The cast also includes Ali Nasiriyan, Reza Kianian, and Hediyeh Tehrani.
The film is written by Ghanizadeh, with Ali Mosafa as the producer.
‘A Hairy Tale’ won several awards at the 37th edition of Fajr Film Festival, including Crystal Simorgh for Best Film of Vision of Art and Experience, and Best Film in the New Vision category.
It was also screened at the 2019 edition of the Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” in Belarus as well as the 35th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival in Poland where it succeeded to win the Special Jury Award of the event.
The North Macedonia Festival kicked off on February 17 and will run until Feb 23, 2020.