Art and Experience: Iranian movie ‘Houra’ by Gholamreza Sagharchian grabbed NETPAC Award at ALIIFF in India.
Experiencing its first international presence, Houra was screened at the competition section of premier showcases of All Lights India International Film Festival.
Houra narrates the story of a rural teenage boy, Hadi, who lives with his family in the desert margins in Tehran-Mashhad railroad track. Hadi tries to keep alive a garden, which is the only legacy of his mother’s past.
NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) is a worldwide organization founded in 1990 as the result of a conference organized in New Delhi by Cinemaya. The award is granted for Best Asian Cinema, at the request of UNESCO, to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Asian films and filmmakers.
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) aims at providing a unique platform for global film industry to portray excellence in filmmaking, aids to inspire, nurture and integrate the Indian Cinema industry thereby facilitating congregation of people and nations.