Art and Experience: Iranian screenwriter and director Behnam Behzadi’s ‘Inversion’ has been scheduled to go on screen at 80 French cinema theaters.
Some 80 French movie theaters will start screening the Iranian film on July 19.
French film distribution company Diaphana which has purchased the rights to release the film in France is in charge of its public screening.
Diaphana, launched in 1989, distributes 10 to 12 feature films from different countries every year.
‘Inversion’ is a quietly dramatic tale of a woman in Tehran who decides to take charge and find ways to better express herself in the smog-teeming metropolis.
Its title refers to thermal inversion, a meteorological condition causing air pollution.
‘Inversion’ has recently received the award for best feature film at the 21st edition of the MedFilm Festival in Italy. The Iranian film won the award, while more than 90 different feature movies and documentaries took part at the event.
‘Inversion’ as Behzadi’s fourth directed feature film, has previously taken part at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival and grabbed positive reviews both by critics and audiences.
The leading actress of ‘Inversion’ Sahar Dolatshahi who plays the role of Niloufar has been praised by Owen Gleiberman, chief film critic of Variety.
“A dynamic actress … the audience looks at Niloufar and feels so connected to her eager vitality that we want her to be everything that she can be,” he wrote admiring her performance.
Other cast members of the movie are Ali Mosaffa, Setareh Pesyani, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh and Toufan Mehrdadian.
‘Inversion’ has gone on screen in many international festivals, including some in France, Canada, Germany, UK and India. It is also welcomed by other foreign distributors from countries such as Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Turkey and China.