Directed by Jalil Akbari-Sehhat, written by Mohammad Rahmanian and produced by Azita Mougouee, the movie is a co-production of Iran, Canada and Kenya.
It narrates the story of several individuals who are exploring life to get to know more about themselves, others and the world.
‘Once a Woman’ stars Ghazal Shakeri, Pejman Hadavi, and a number of foreign actors.
The film has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the 2019 Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia and the 2020 Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film in Jordan.
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.
The event is also slated to screen ‘Beloved’ by Yasser Talebi, ‘Castle of Dreams’ by Reza Mirkarimi and ‘Short Wave’ by Mohammad Esmaeeli, ‘Dissect’ by Siavash Shahabi, Masoud Bakhshi’s ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’, ‘Pedovore’ by Mohammad Kart, Qasideh Golmakani’s ‘Violet’, ‘Zero Floor’ by Ebrahim Ebrahimian, ‘Underwater Cypress’ by Mohammad-Ali Bashe-Ahangar, and ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’ by Afghan director Sahraa Karimi.