Risk of Acid Rain to vie at Int. Film Fest. of Colombo

TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) – Risk of Acid Rain, directed by Behtash Sanaeiha, will be screened at the Asian Competition section of the International Film Festival of Colombo 2015.

The Iranian flick is a minimal poetic story that depicts the life of Manouchehr, a 60-year-old retiree from a tobacco company, who still insists on going to work while struggling with the loneliness of retirement. When his mother passes away, Manouchehr; who is unmarried with no other relatives sets off on a journey to try to find his one and only old friend in Tehran.

Risk of Acid Rain will also compete in the 17th Mumbai Film Festival.

The film recently bagged the Netpac Award in Australia.

International Film Festival of Colombo is the first major international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka. Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya is among members of the jury which is presided by German film critic and translator Klaus Eder who is a prestigious member of the international juries in many festivals such as Venice, Montreal, Istanbul and Moscow.

The 2015 festival is slated for Nov. 6-11.


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