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Iranian film ‘Careless Crime’ directed by Shahram Mokri will take part in the 19th edition of the Doclisboa International Film Festival in Portugal.

Written by Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri, ‘Careless Crime’, in its latest international presence, will be screened at the Doclisboa International Film Festival in Portugal.

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 Viennale Film Festival in Austria, too.

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.

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?”

Doclisboa seeks to imagine reality through new cinematic forms of perception, reflection and action, placing filmmaking into dialogue with its history to question the present of cinema. Doclisboa is interested in films that are rigorous about their conceptual and formal implications; films that experiment with cinema’s artistic and political possibilities and refuse to be categorized; films that engage with and mirror the complexity of the world.

The festival will be held on October 21-31 in Lisbon.

Source: Mehrnews