TEHRAN – Six Iranian movies shall be competing within the varied classes of the twenty fourth version of the Shanghai Worldwide Movie Competition, which shall be held from June 11 to twenty.
The acclaimed dramas “Solar Kids” by Majid Majidi and “The Wasteland” by Ahmad Bahrami have been chosen to be screened within the SIFF Highlights: Viva la Competition.
Shot in black-and-white, “The Wasteland” tells the story of a 40-year-old supervisor at a mud-brick manufacturing facility in Iran who turns into trapped between his boss who desires to close down the manufacturing facility, and his colleagues who mistrust him increasingly more.
The kid labor drama “Solar Kids” is about 12-year-old Ali and his three associates. Collectively, they work onerous to outlive and help their households, doing small jobs in a storage and committing petty crimes to make quick cash.
“No Alternative” by Reza Dormishian and “Walnut Tree” by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian shall be competing within the Spectrum: Options part.
“No Alternative” facilities on a 16-year-old homeless lady who repeatedly works as a surrogate mom for cash. A human rights legal professional tries to rescue her, however inevitably faces difficulties.
The warfare drama “Walnut Tree” is predicated on the true story of the profound tragedy of Iraq’s chemical assault on the Iranian city of Sardasht in 1987.
It tells the story of Qader Mulanpur, a person who was away when his household was affected by the chemical assault in a village close to Sardasht. His efforts to save lots of his pregnant spouse and their three youngsters are in useless, and so they die one after the other from the deadly wounds sustained on account of the chemical assault.
“Maya”, a co-production between Iran and the UK co-directed by Jamshid Mojaddadi and Anson Hartford, shall be screened in SIFF Documentaries.
The documentary movie reveals how day by day life at Iran’s second-biggest zoo is interrupted when Mohsen, the top keeper, takes Maya, his 4-year-old Bengal tiger, to carry out in a fiction movie within the northern a part of the nation by the Caspian Sea, which was as soon as dwelling to the now extinct Caspian tiger.
In between filming, Mohsen lets Maya off the leash and permits her to roam on this sparsely populated panorama, she is the primary “free” tiger in Iran in over 60 years. However as a substitute of the proper expertise of the wild that Mohsen hopes it to be, the journey kick begins a sequence of occasions that mark the top of Mohsen and Maya’s relationship and within the course of reveals a a lot darker and extra advanced facet to Mohsen and the Zoo through which Maya and the opposite animals are saved.
“The White Whale” by Amir Mehran is competing within the SIFF Quick Movies part.
Within the animated film “The White Whale”, many lengthy years in the past, a younger man misplaced his associates in an air assault on a giant river through the warfare. 30 years later, he’s searching for their stays. A white whale is the one signal he has.
Picture: “Walnut Tree” directed by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian.