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Persian filmfest screening ‘The Badger’ in Australia

The Persian Film Festival is screening Iranian feature ‘The Badger’ in Australia.

The 2020 edition of the Persian Film Festival has been screening Iranian feature ‘The Badger’ in Australia.

Directed by Kazem Mollaee, the movie narrates the story of a 40-year-old woman, played by Vishka Asayesh, who is facing a difficult challenge in her private life.

Soudeh’s 11-year-old son, Matiar, gets kidnapped as she is about to start a second marriage. After considerable search and effort, Soudeh decides to ask for the ransom money from her ex-husband, Peyman. How much will this incident challenge her certainties?

In addition to Asayesh, the flick's cast list includes names such as Hassan Majouni, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Behnoush Bakhtiyari, Reza Behboudi, and Gohar Kheirandish.

The 93-minute feature has gone on screen at some global events, including the Winchester Film Festival in the UK, the Shanghai International Film Festival in China, and the Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US, where it won the grand prize for the best foreign feature.

The movie has also received honors such as Best Film award at the BangkokThai International Film Festival and Best Narrative Film award at the Austin Film Festival in the US.

Inaugurated in 2011, the Persian Film Festival emphasizes the richness of Iranian cinema and Persian-speaking filmmakers around the world.

The Persian-speaking films from directors around the world compete in three categories of Feature Films, Short Films, and Documentaries.

The 2020 edition of the Persian Film Festival is slated for December 3-6.