Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive. Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?

Film Festivals

Venice Film Festival- BISATO D’ORO Award Winner- Best Original Screenplay, Chicago International Film Festival- Winner Silver Hugo, Dhaka International Film Festival- Winner Asian Film Competition Section Award.

Asia Pacific Screen Awards- Best Screenplay.