Iran feature ‘Dressage’ en route to Poland
Art and Experience: Iran feature ‘Dressage’ is slated to compete at the Ale Kino International Young Audience Film Festival in Poland.
‘Dressage’ is Pouya Badkoubeh’s first directing experience that will vie in the competition section of Ale Kino film event.
“A bunch of well-off teenagers rob a shop – for fun. One of them, 16-year-old Golsa, hides the recording of the robbery. First the friends, and later their parents, as well as the girl’s parents demand her to give the video away, so it would not get into the hands of the police,” the plot reads by the festival’s website.
Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moqaddami, Houshang Tavakkoli, Alireza Sanifar, Alireza Aqakhani, and Siamak Adib are among the cast members.
The Iranian feature has won Best First Film Award at the 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival as well as Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th Persian Int’l Film Festival in Australia and received jury award at the 68th Berlin Int’l Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
‘Dressage’ has gone on screen at several global festivals, including 8th “On the Edge” Sakhalin Film Festival in the US, 2018 Melbourne Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 21st Shanghai Int’l Film Festival in China, 11th Granada Int’l Film Festival in Spain, 65th Sydney Int’l Film Festival in Australia, 37th Vancouver Int’l Film Festival in Canada, 2018 Buster Copenhagen Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth in Denmark, and the 16th Pyongyang Int’l Film Festival in North Korea.
Ale Kino International Young Audience Film Festival is an international movie event held in Poznań in Poland since 1969. The festival focuses on more ambitious cinema addressed to children and young people.
Golden Poznan Goats is the main festival award given to the best feature movies and short movies, in both cases separately for children’s and youth’s movies.
The event is scheduled for December 2-9, 2018 in Poland.