“The Last Step” to compete in two intl. festivals in March

TEHRAN, Mar. 2 (MNA) – The Iranian award-winning film “The Last Step” will compete in two more international festivals in March.

The film will screened at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan and the 18th Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania.

Directed by Ali Mosaffa, the film will go on screen at the Special Screening section of the Osaka Asian Film Festival, which will be held from March 8 to 17.

The film will also compete at the Vilnius International Film Festival, which will be held from March 14 to 28.

The film, which is an adaptation of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead”, is about Leila, a movie superstar who is mourning over the loss of her husband. 

On the set of her film, she suddenly finds herself totally powerless to control her laughter before the camera and no one could ever guess the reason behind the hysteria that began at the scene of her husband’s death.

“The Last Step”, which is currently on screen at Iranian theaters, won several awards in international festivals.

“The Last Step” and “Today” by Alain Gomis from Senegal shared the special jury prize of the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in December 2012.

This film won the Love and Psyche Prize at the MedFilm Festival in Rome in October 2012.

The film’s star, Leila Hatami, won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Leila at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic in July 2012.

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