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Iranian film ‘Simin’ to go to Italy

Iranian film ‘Simin’ is to participate at the 17th Salento Int’l Film Festival in Italy.

Directed by Morteza Atash-Zamzam, ‘Simin’ has been selected to participate at the 17th edition of the Salento International Film Festival in Italy.

The 78-minute movie investigates the reasons behind the drying up of Zayandeh Rood, the largest river of the Iranian Plateau in central Iran, and its impacts on the life of people, particularly the farmers.

The story is narrated in a symbolic setting with the character of mother symbolizing water and the river.

The movie’s cast includes Mohammad-Reza Hedayati, Laleh Eskandari, Mohammad Feili, Jamshid Sadri, Pari Karbalaee, Sepideh Mazaheri, Maryam Naqibolzakerin, Amir-Abbas Rezaee and Maryam Arab-Jafari.

The movie was screened at the 2019 Jagran Film Festival in India. It also won the special jury award at the 18th Baikal International Film Festival in Russia.

Founded in 2004, the Salento festival emerged as a major cultural event in south Italy.

The festival celebrates films and filmmakers and promotes international independent films.

The 17th edition of the event is scheduled for September 1-6, 2020.

PR/MG

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