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Zurich to watch Iran’s ‘Dance with Me’

Iranian Film Festival Zurich is to screen ‘Dance with Me’.

Iranian Film Festival Zurich in Switzerland (IFFZ) has scheduled to screen ‘Dance with Me’.

Directed by Soroush Sehhat, the film which was premiered at the 37th Fajr film Festival in Iran recounts the story of a man’s last birthday.

“Jahangir’s friends have gathered together to celebrate his birthday for one last time. The situation prompts them to reflect upon themselves and their lives”, reads a brief synopsis for the film.

Ali Mossafa, Javad Ezzati, Hanieh Tavassoli, Pejman Jamshidi, Siavash Cheraghipour and Mehrab Qasemkhani are among the cast members of the flick.

‘Dance with Me’ has taken part at the 2019 edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia and the 59th Asia-Pacific Film Festival in China where it won the Special Jury Award.

The IFFZ aims to fill the cultural gap between Iranians and Swiss as well as the many foreigners living in Switzerland.

The event defines itself as “A Platform for presenting the Iranian culture and tradition and for building a bridge between different cultures by the means of the universal language of art and especially the 7th art, cinema”.

This edition of the festival will be held online on May 28-June 03, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to earlier reports, the event is also slated to screen ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’ by Afghan director Sahra Karimi, ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’ by Masoud Bakhshi, ‘Dissect’ by Siavash Shahabi, ‘Beloved’ documentary by Yasser Talebi, ‘Castle of Dreams’ by Reza Mirkarimi and ‘Short Wave’ short by Mohammad Esmaeeli, all from Iran.