‘20th Circuit Suspects’ to vie at Golden Apricot Filmfest.

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – Iranian filmmaker Hesam Eslami’s acclaimed documentary ‘20th Circuit Suspects’ will go on screen at the 15th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival.

‘20th Circuit Suspects’ had its international premiere at Hot Docs, a prestigious festival documentary film in Toronto, Canada in May. It won the Crystal Simorgh for best documentary at the 35th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February.

The event is going to take place from July 8 to 15, 2018. This year's theme is “Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations”. There will be awards for the International Feature competition and International Documentary competition.

13 films from Italy, Turkey, Iran, the United States, Brazil, the Netherlands and Croatia will attend the event.

The jury statement for Eslami’s documentary reads: “In '20th Circuit Suspects', director Hesam Eslami develops a rich and intriguing portrait of a male adolescent gang that runs the streets of Tehran breaking into cars. The access he gained with the young criminals, who relate to him with candid familiarity, allows Eslami to show their work, lives, aspirations, without any judgment of values or superficial morality. The guerrilla style of film-making combined with a subtle reflexive approach suits the subject matter perfectly. Not simple another coming of age tale, what we have here is an engaging story of becoming a man under precarious social and political conditions in an increasingly alienating world.”

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