TEHRAN (Iran News) – Two Iranian films will compete with several international films at the 56th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, which is slated for October 14-25.
Iran’s feature film, ‘Careless Crime,’ directed by Shahram Mokri, will go on screen at the International Feature Competition section and will go into competition with films from Germany, Greece, Russia, the US, Mexico, Italy, Poland, and Japan, IRNA wrote.
Mokri’s film, which had its first international screening at the Venice festival, won an award for Best Original Screenplay in the International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) during the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
‘Spotted Yellow,’ by Baran Sarmad, will also be at the Short Competition section of the Chicago festival.
Sarmad’s short film tells the story of Roya, a young girl with a yellow spot on her face. One day she feels the signs of a real giraffe in her life. And her normal life is slowly changing.
The 56th edition of the festival follows a pandemic hybrid model of mostly digital offerings, along with eight films presented at the popular ChiTown Movies drive-in. Since the summer this modest 2020 Chicago phenomenon has become the city’s preferred drive-in location, located in Pilsen, just off South Throop Street behind the big brick ChiTown Futbol facility, according to chicagotribune.com.
- source : Iran Daily