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Chennai festival to screen Iran’s ‘The Slaughterhouse’

Iranian feature ‘The Slaughterhouse’ is to be screened at the Chennai Int’l filmfest in India.

Iranian feature ‘The Slaughterhouse’ has been selected to be screened at the 18th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) in India.

Directed by Abbas Amini and produced by Javad Norouzbeigi, the movie is a narrative of some contemporary social issues.

In the movie, Amir is an idle and unemployed ex-convict who becomes involved in the cover-up of a terrible crime at the local abattoir.

His involvement comes at his father’s request, but what begins as a favor for his family spins out of control.

In a tradition of social critique, Amini takes aim at the ruthless economic and societal forces.

“It’s been a few months that Amir has been deported from France. For the sake of his father, Amir is engaged in a shocking crime,” a synopsis for the movie reads.

The script for the 125-minute film has been co-written by Amini and Hossein Farrokhzadeh.

Hassan Pour-Shirazi, Baran Kosari, Mani Haqiqi, and Amir-Hossein Fathi are notable on the cast list of the movie.

‘The Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at a number of national and global events, including the Fajr Film Festival in Iran, the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany, the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in China, and the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where it won the Kim Jiseok award.

Recently, the movie was selected among the 25 Best Asian Films of 2020 by the Asian Movie Pulse website.

A total of 91 films from 53 countries will go on screen at the 18th CIFF, and ‘The Girl with A Bracelet’ by Stephane Demoustier from France will open the festival.

The organizers have arranged several workshops to be conducted by eminent personalities from the film industry and literature.

The 18th CIFF is slated for February 18-25, 2021.

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