Ashkan Rahgozar, the director and writer of the animation, said, ‘This fall, some of the well-known American platforms will offer the animation online. Moreover, it will be distributed on DVDs in the country’.
Rahgozar’s animation will be presented in English and Persian with the backstage footage.
Online premiering of the animation will start today in Iran.
The 100-minute animation follows the twin stories of upstart ruler Zahak, who makes a treacherous rise to the throne in Jamkard (ancient Persia), and of young hero Afaridoun, who is fated to save the kingdom’s people from the darkness.
Zahak, who made a Faustian pact to seize the throne, is now haunted by his evil deeds, and his recent nightmares prophesy that a young man he wronged in the past will rise up against him.
However, Afaridoun must first conquer his own inner demons before he can battle Zahak’s dark forces and restore peace to the kingdom.
‘The Last Fiction’ has gone on screen at several global events, including the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia, the 37th Fajr Film Festival in Iran, the VOID International Animation Film Festival in Denmark, and the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival in Iran.
The animation has so far won awards such as Best Animated Feature Film award at the 3rd AJAYU International Animation Festival in Peru, Best Animated Feature Film award at the 2019 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival in the US, and best music award at the 2018 Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea.