TEHRAN – The U.S.-based Iranian filmmaker Amir Naderi has said that he was impressed by the Iranian cultural officials’ decision to screen his movie “Monte” in his homeland.
“I’m really happy that ‘Monte’ is on screen in Iran,” Naderi said in a call to his fellow filmmaker Mehrshad Karkhani, the Persian service of ILNA reported on Sunday.
“I would like the younger generation to watch my film,” he noted and added, “The impact of the film on the younger generation is important to me, even if they don’t like it.”
“Monte” is currently on screen at Iran’s Art and Experience Cinemas dedicated to screening art films.
The film is also scheduled to have a special screening at the Film Museum of Iran in Tehran on Monday evening.
Starring Andrea Sartoretti and Claudia Potenza, the 105-minute drama was filmed in Italy in the mountainous regions of Alto Adige and Friuli.
The film tells the story of a man who makes every attempt to bring the sunlight into his village, where his family is barely able to survive because of the prevailing darkness.