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Iranian film ‘Bandar Band’ wins in South Korean fest

Iranian feature ‘Bandar Band’ wins at the 2021 Ulju Mountain Film Festival in South Korea.

Iranian feature ‘Bandar Band’ has grabbed NETPAC award at the 6th edition of the Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) in South Korea.

Directed by Manijeh Hekmat, the film experienced its fourth international presence at the South Korean festival.

Produced by Hekmat and Mahshid Ahangarani, ‘Bandar Band’ is a road movie that depicts flooded landscapes of Iran. The movie is filled with music.

The cast of the film includes Reza Koulqani, Amir-Hossein Taheri, Mahdieh Mousavi, and Pegah Ahangarani.

The movie has participated in a number of international film festivals, including the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, the 2021 Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the 2021 Kolkata International Film Festival in India, and the 2021 Boston Festival of Films in the US.

According to the official website of the UMFF, “It is the first international mountain film festival in South Korea, dedicated to present and promote films & culture dealing with the mountains, adventure, and exploration, nature and environment”.

The latest edition of the festival was held on April 2-11, 2021.

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