‘A House on 41st Street’ in Sao Paolo Film fest.

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) – Farabi Cinema Foundation’s ‘A House on 41st Street’ will participate in the 40th São Paulo International Film Festival.

The film will vie for the trophy where a prestigious crew of the juries from the US, Argentina, France, Belgium, and Portugal will select the winner in major competitive section, October 20- November 02. This is just before the premiering of the film inside the country.

The festival will also commemorate Abbas Kiarostami with Seifollah Samadian’s ’75 Minutes and 15 Seconds.’

“A middle-class family in Tehran falls apart when brother kills brother over a bounced check, in director Hamid Reza Ghorbani’s A House on 41st Street, a drama that starts low-key and gradually moves into complex psychological and moral territory. Though the circumstances dramatized in Azita Iraie’s screenplay are heartbreaking, they take too long to come to the fore, and it is only in the second part of the film that the knots tighten and the tension lifts the film above standard drama. The strong female cast is a definite plus,” wrote Hollywood Reporter Cannes Review.

“The initial dispute over money between Mohsen (Ali Mosaffa, who played the husband in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past) and his frere Morteza takes place in a downtown glass store owned by their widowed mother Mrs. Shokhou (the fine Soheila Razavi). Voices are raised, push comes to shove, and soon police are cordoning off the area and carrying Morteza out in a body bag.”

A second movie representing Iran is ‘Another Time,’ first direction by Nahid Hassanzadeh and her first long work as well. It is tale of a life in difficult times of people mired on plights created by their own hands and the effort to emancipate themselves. Iran ArtHouse Film, a distribution company founded by Marjan Alizadeh is international distributor of ‘Another Time.’


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