• Sat / 31 August 2019 / 15:25
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4 Iranian films to vie at BFI London Film Festival

4 Iranian films to vie at BFI London Film Festival

Tehran (ISNA) – The 63rd BFI London Film Festival will host a feature film, a documentary and two short films from Iran.

Iranian feature film “The Warden” directed by Nima Javidi, in its first international presence, will go on silver screen in “Thrill” section of BFI London Film Festival.

The story of “The Warden” is about the demolition of a remote prison complex, towering over the arid landscape of 1960s-era southern Iran, requires the transfer of its inmate population. The operation’s success guarantees a reward for the institution’s strict warden (Navid Mohammadzadeh, in a refreshing departure from the dishevelled delinquents he usually plays). However, when it becomes apparent that a prisoner is missing, his absence threatens to undermine the warden’s stellar reputation and any prospect of a promotion.

In Documentary Competition section, “Coup 53” directed by Taghi Amirani will be Iran’s representative. “Coup 53” is a decade-long investigation into the CIA/MI6-led coup of 1953 that removed Iran’s democratic Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh.

In BFI London Film Festival’s short section, “Fault Line” (Gosal) directed by Soheil Amirsharifi and “Funfair” by Kaveh Mazaheri will be screened.

“Fault Line” tells the story of Nahal who is an Iranian schoolgirl and must create a new version of the truth in a strict environment, despite there being unintended consequences to her self-preservation.

“In order to make a quick buck, Majid must make his wife fake a car accident injury – but is she already the victim?” the summary of the “Funfair” reads.

The 63rd section of BFI London Film Festival runs from October 2-13, 2019.

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