The celebrated Iranian Film Festival Australia returns this October, providing cinephiles the chance to experience an important, burgeoning voice in contemporary international cinema.
Boasting thirteen feature films from Iran’s most prolific filmmakers, the 2016 Festival comes to Melbourne with one of this year’s most compelling dramas, Life and a Day; the acclaimed debut feature from 26-year-old Saeed Roostaie.
Starring Navid Mohammadzadeh, Life and a Day tells the story of a young woman from South Tehran torn between familial obligations and expectations and a greater personal calling. The film scooped the pool at this year’s Fajr International Film Festival, winning 10 awards including Best Director, Best Script, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.
Additional Festival highlights include Lantouri, from acclaimed filmmaker Reza Dormishian; and festival-circuit favourite The Salesman.
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