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Geneva filmfest screening Iran's ‘African Violet’

Iran's ‘African Violet’ is being screened at the 2020 Int’l Oriental filmfest of Geneva in Switzerland.

Iranian feature ‘African Violet’ has been screening at the 15th edition of the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) in Switzerland.

Made by Mona Zandi-Haqiqi, the 93-minute film is a compassionate drama of strength and reunion about Shokouh, a woman who finds out that her ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children.

She and her new husband, who used to be her ex-husband's friend, make an unconventional decision to take care of Fereydoun in their own home.

Bringing Fereydoun to their home causes some troubles which leads the family to new adventures and revelations on their bonds.

The film stars Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Saeed Aqakhani, Reza Babak, Mehdi Hosseininia, Roya Javidnia, and Neda Jebraeeli.

‘African Violet’ has gone on screen at several global events, including the second MSP Iranian Film Festival in the US, the 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France, and the 2019 Edinburgh Iranian Festival in Scotland.

It won the special jury award at the 2019 Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon.

The FIFOG is an important cinematic event in the cultural landscape of French-speaking Switzerland, which promotes cinema, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

It annually presents 100 films of all genres, along with about 60 guests from around the world.

The undergoing edition of the FIFOG started on September 25 and will end on September 27, 2020.

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