News ID: 153977
Published: 0709 GMT June 27, 2016

Mirkarimi's 'Daughter' highly welcome in Moscow

Mirkarimi's 'Daughter' highly welcome in Moscow

'Daughter', by the renowned Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi, was warmly welcomed in the competition section of the 38th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) which is underway from June 23-30, in Russia.

The flick was screened for journalists and critics on June 25 and for the public on June 26, Mehr News Agency reported.

The feature film competed for the main prize, the Golden George award along with 11 other movies in the main competition of the event.

'Daughter' made a debut at the 34th Fajr Film Festival in February and won the Best Music Score Award for composer Mohammadreza Aliqoli. Last week, Mirkarimi received the Best Film Award for the film at the 'First Night of Cinema', a first celebration of the Cinema Daily newspaper. The Russian event is the first international presence for the movie.

Based on a script by Mehran Kashani, Mirkarimi's eighth feature film is about a family living in the southwestern city of Abadan, Iran, who is awaiting the proposal for the older daughter. Meanwhile, Setareh, the younger daughter, announces she is off to Tehran to say farewell to one of her best friends who is leaving Iran for good. Despite objections from her father, Setareh boards the flight for Tehran. Her disobedience ignites a series of incidents that upset the calm and tranquility of the paterfamilias.

The cast of the film includes Farhad Aslani, Merila Zarei, Mahoor Alvand and Shahrokh Forutanian.

Mirkarimi, 50, is also the director of 34th and 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF). At the 2008 MIFF he won the Best Film Award for 'As Simple As That'.

He has also won several international awards for different films over the years. In 2000, his second feature 'Under the Moonlight' won the Best Feature Award at the 40th Critics' Week at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival. The film also won the Best Director's Award as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2001.

Two of his films: 'So Close, So Far' (2005) and 'Today' (2014) were entries for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

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