‘Careless Crime’ to go on screen at Gässli Film Festival
Art and Experience:
Iranian film, ‘Careless Crime’ directed by Shahram Mokri will take part in the Gässli Film Festival in Basel, Switzerland.
Written by Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri, ‘Careless Crime’ 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 Viennale Film Festival in Austria, too.
The film has also screened at the MOOOV film festival in Belgium, the 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea, and the 40th Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival in the US.
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?”