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Iranian film ‘Careless Crime’ will be screened in French cinemas on November 3.

Written by Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri, ‘Careless Crime’, is slated to be screened in French cinemas.

In addition to Paris, Careless Crime will be screened in eleven other French cities.

The synopsis of ‘Careless Crime’ reads, “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?”

The film has won an award for Best Original Screenplay in the International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) during the 77th Venice International Film Festival. It has also won the Best Screenplay Award at the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh.

Mokri’s film has been accepted into the 2020 edition of the Viennale Film Festival in Austria, too.

“Careless Crime” has already received other awards from various festivals, including Venice Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.

It has recently won the Best Film Award at Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival in Brazil.

The film has also been screened at the MOOOV film festival in Belgium, the 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea, the 40th Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival in the US, and the Gässli Film Festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Source: Mehrnews