News ID: 241219
Published: 0218 GMT April 10, 2019

Hatamikia’s ‘The Scout’ to open 2019 FIff

Hatamikia’s ‘The Scout’ to open 2019 FIff

Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia’s classic movie, ‘The Scout,’ will open the 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) in Tehran.

The film will also be screened in the Classics Preserved section of this year’s cinematic event, wrote.

Set during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the film tells the story of a young scout who joins the front-line to help his comrades single-handedly.

‘The Scout’ was originally released in 1990, and won numerous awards at prestigious international film festivals. The war movie also garnered awards at the Seventh Fajr Film Festival, including Best Director.

The movie’s original poster will grace this year’s Classics Preserved section of FIff. The section will, in total, screen five Iranian classic movies from the bygone era.

Hatamikia, who is internationally renowned for his role in Iranian cinema in the 1990s, was born in 1961 in Tehran. He began his directing career with the film, ‘The Identity,’ in 1986 and some short films and documentaries about the Iran-Iraq war. His movies are considered to be the best that tackle the war and the issues surrounding it.

Presided over by Iranian film writer and director Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th edition of the festival will be held in Tehran from April 18 to 26.



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