Produced by Ali Mosaffa and written and directed by Homayoun Ghanizadeh, the film will represent Iran among other films at the 2021 edition of the event.
The award-winning feature film is about three barbers with different tastes, each passionate about his own interests.
“Danesh is in love with cinema and a well-known actress named Homa. Khan is crazy about the movie ‘Casablanca’ and his barbershop’s license. Shapour will give anything for canned tuna and politics.
The atmosphere in the city becomes oppressive. Could an earthquake hit? Every now and then the body of a dead woman is found near the sea. All of their heads are shaved. As inspector Kiani says, it’s a terrible situation,” a short synopsis for the film reads.
The cast of the film includes many prominent stars such as Ali Nasiriyan, Saber Abar, Babak Hamidiyan, Reza Kianian, Daryoush Movaffaq, and Hediyeh Tehrani.
The film has gone on screen at some global events such as the Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania, the Split International Festival of New Film in Croatia, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan, and the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland, where it won the Special Jury Award.
The Sofia MENAR Film Festival “presents the best of Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects”, according to an online submission platform.
The festival “makes Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world”.
The upcoming edition of the Sofia MENAR will take place online due to the coronavirus pandemic on January 14-31, 2021.