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Valladolid filmfest to screen Iran’s ‘The Wasteland’

Iran’s ‘The Wasteland’ is to go on screen at the 65th Valladolid Int’l Film Festival in Spain.

Iranian feature ‘The Wasteland’ has been scheduled to compete at the 65th edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) in Spain.

Directed by Ahmad bahrami, the film is set in a remote brick manufacture factory that produces bricks in an ancient way.

Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems.

Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as go-between for the workers and the boss.

The boss asks Lotfollah to gather all the workers in front of his office in order to talk to them about the shutdown of the factory.

Now, the only issue that has occupied Lotfollah’s mind is to keep Sarvar, the woman he has been in love with for a long time, unharmed.

The cast list of the film includes Ali Baqeri, Farrokh Nemati, Mehdi Nassaj, Majid Farhang, and Mahdieh Nassaj.

Recently, ‘The Wasteland’ received the FIPRESCI award, handed out by the Independent Federation of Film Critics, on sideline of the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

Born in 1956, the Seminci (Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid) is one of the oldest and most consolidated film events in Europe.

The 65th edition of the Seminci will be held on October 24-31, 2020.

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