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‘Once Upon a Time in Abadan’ to vie at Fajr filmfest

‘Once Upon a Time in Abadan’ is to go on screen at the 2021 Fajr Film Festival.

Iranian feature ‘Once Upon a Time in Abadan’ has been selected to compete at the 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival (FFF) in Iran.

Directed by Hamid-Reza Azarang, the film is about the family of Mosayyeb Charkhideh who is addicted to drugs.

The family gets involved in a quarrel on the New Year’s Eve in 2002.

Something unpredicted happens as the mother of the five-member family tries to calm down everybody.

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Elham Shafiee, Hirad Azarang, Soheil Jamali, and Amir-Hossein Ebrahimi are on the cast list of the film.

Mohammad-Mehdi Tabatabaeenejad, the head of the FFF, announced that the 2021 edition of the event will be held without public screenings and will only see jurors watching and judging the participating movies.

The FFF coincides with the Ten-Day Fajr ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Since its establishment in 1982, the FFF has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.

Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran every year.

PR/MG

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