1032 GMT February 18, 2020
According to the preliminary list of participating films, ‘The Charcoal (Kömür),’directed by Esmaeil Monsef; ‘The Warden,’ by Nima Javidi; ‘Just 6.5,’ by Saeid Roustayi; and ‘Zero Floor,’ by Ebrahim Ebrahimian will be screened during the festival, ISNA reported.
‘Charcoal’ narrates the story of Gheirat, who makes charcoals in a border village in Iran’s northwestern province of Azarbaijan. His son Yashar, who is in prison, comes home on furlough for his sister’s wedding. But the sudden disappearance of Yashar throws Gheirat’s life into a major challenge.
Directed by Nima Javidi, ‘The Warden’ tells the story of an Iranian prison warden who is assigned to transfer prisoners to a new building during the 1960s.
‘Just 6.5’ is about a police squad, under the leadership of Samad, who has been assigned to arrest Nasser Khakzad.
Ebrahimian’s film narrates the story of Vahid, who comes to Tehran to stop the surgery of his four-year-old son, Soheil, but discovers that he has passed away during the surgery. Vahid blames his ex-wife, Fahimeh, for the death of Soheil, and believes that her selfish decision got his son killed. Soheil’s death is a new chapter in the relationship between Vahid and Fahimeh, expressing all that had gone unsaid.
The Indian festival is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Indian films to the cinema-loving city of Chennai.