Art and Experience: Iranian feature movie ‘Apricot Groves’ will experience its first international screening at Montreal Film Festival in Canada.

Directed by Pouria Heidari Oureh, Apricot Groves has been jointly produced by Iran and Armenia.

Regarding his film, Heidari said due to several trips to Armenia, he has combined a number of true stories to write the script and produce it in Armenia.

Apricot Groves is his first feature movie and narrates the story of Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood and returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girl Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

Pouria Heidari Oureh was born in 1984 in Tehran and from young age he was interested in visual and performance arts and storytelling, especially through drawings. He graduated from SAE institute of Digital Film in Dubai.

The Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) is one of Canada’s oldest international film festivals and the only competitive film festival in North America accredited by the FIAPF. The public festival is held annually in late August in the city of Montreal in Quebec.