The film, made by Arman Qolipour-Dashtaki will be among the competition titles of the American film event’s 18th edition.
‘Khoniyar’s Children’ is about four siblings, who are all over 70 and never married. They are all isolated and live together as the villagers have shunted them for they believe the four of them are ominous and bring bad luck for the residents of the village.
The story of the film was originally introduced to Qolipour-Dashtaki by the locals when he was filming for his previous documentary movie.
He has said to the media that he is being blessed to live among the people of this geographical region of Iran, because here is rich with folk subjects to make real to life movies.
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is organized every year by the Big Sky Film Institute to support the people who create documentary films, vibrant events, and expand knowledge and conversation around issues that matter.
The 2021 edition of the event will take place on February 19-28 in Missoula, in the northwestern US state of Montana.