1102 GMT February 28, 2020
This is the first time that Iran names a documentary to compete for the best foreign language film award at the Oscars, IRNA reported.
The committee which selected ‘Finding Farideh’ as Iran’s representative at the Oscars 2020 was comprised of Fereshteh Taerpour (producer), Fatemeh Motamed-Aria (actress), Abolhassan Davoodi (director), Touraj Mansouri (cameraman), Rasoul Sadr-Ameli (director), Amir Esbati (designer), Morteza Razzaq-Karimi (producer), Mehrzad Danesh (critic) and Raed Faridzadeh, the director of international affairs of Farabi Cinema Foundation.
The film is about Farideh, an Iranian woman who was adopted by a Dutch family during her childhood in a Tehran orphanage. In this film, she wants Iranians to help her find her real parents.
The film will compete in the 19th Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival in September in Perm, Russia.