The 19th edition of the Imagineindia filmfest will host Reza Mirkarimi’s much applauded film ‘Castle of Dreams’.
‘Castle of Dreams’ narrates the story of a 42-year-old father of two named Jalal Moradi who is sent to prison for accidentally killing someone. After getting out of prison, Jalal leaves his wife and kids and moves to another city. Two years later, he must go back to his hometown as his wife is brain-dead.
Hamed Behdad, Mohammad Asgari, Zhila Shahi, Akbar Ayeen, Azadeh Nobahar, Mohammad Ashkanfar, Youna Tadayyon, and Niyousha Alipour make the cast list of the flick.
Mirkarimi’s 86-minute film has had a big number of festival screenings to date and it has won various awards as well, the most recent of which include the Golden Punt award from the 39th Cambridge Film Festival in the UK, the Best Film and Best Director awards at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the Audience Award at the 9th ÍRÁN:CI film festival in Serbia as well as the Best Film and the Best Child Actor awards at the 15th Int’l Film Festival of Family and Children’s Films “In the Family Circle” in Russia.
Iranian actress Mahtab Keramati is also selected to serve as the jury president of the 2020 Imagineindia Film Festival along with Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Rahmani who is named as juror of the event.
As put by the event’s official website, the Imagineindia Film Festival is an attempt to “promote friendship between Indian Subcontinent, rest of Asia and Spain and along with it the European Union.”
The Spanish capital of Madrid will host the event on September 24-October 8, 2020.