‘The Skier’ is about a boy from Iran’s Kouhrang County who is going to take a little ibex to a tribal ritual in a snowy remote region in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province but he faces many problems on his way.
The movie documents vanishing tribal traditions and paints a portrait of the ethnic community of the Bakhtiari people of southwest Iran.
ifilm website has published an exclusive report on ‘The Skier’, talking with the producer Mohammad Ahmadi, as well as actors Reza Mouri and Amir-Reza Faramarzi.
In addition to Mouri and Faramarzi, the cast of the movie includes Ava Darvit, Habib Tajmiri, Elaheh Salehi, Mojgan Mahmoudian, Gholamshah Qanbari, Mojgan Omidi, Monavvar Rashidi, Hadis Najafi, Ali Amani, Ahou Habibi, and Seyyed-Shahaboddin Tabatabaee.
So far, ‘The Skier’ has participated at different domestic and international festivals and garnered various awards, including the Silver Dhow award at the 2019 Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.
The film has been nominated to compete at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and won Best Feature Film award at the 21st Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.
‘The Skier’ has also taken part at festivals such as the 38th Cambridge Film Festival in Britain, the 15th Dublin International Film Festival in Ireland, the 7th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children & Youth in the UAE, and the 18th Beirut International Film Festival in Lebanon.