TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (MNA) -- “Farewell Baghdad”, Iran’s submission to the Academy Awards had its premier on Friday at the theater halls in Iran’s northern city of Gorgan in Golestan Province.

The U.S.-Iraq war drama was submitted to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Films category, before the film had been screened publicly in Iran.

 
Iran’s decision to submit the film to the Academy Awards was in conflict with the special rules for the Best Foreign Language Film Award due to the fact that the film had not yet been screened publicly in Iran. The quick screening of the movie was due to the above-mentioned reasons.
 
The movie was an entry to the 28th edition of Fajr Film Festival. The distributor is now trying to provide the ground to screen the movie in Tehran very soon.
 
The directorial debut of Mehdi Naderi, the film is about Daniel Dalka, a boxer who kills someone, then enlists in the U.S. army to escape from the mafia, which is seeking revenge, and is then sent to Iraq.
 
Mazdak Mirabedini, Pantea Bahram, Mostafa Zamani, Majid Bahrami and Arya Shakeri are among the major cast members.
 
The crew includes sound-recorder Nezameddin Kiaii, make-up artist Masud Arabi, stage and costume designer Farhad Vilkiji, and photographer Javad Jalali.
 
The film, which represents Naderi’s directorial debut, has been produced by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center that is affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

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