Art and Experience: Iranian drama ‘Yellow’ directed by Mostafa Taghizadeh will open the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival in India.
Taghizadeh’s debut feature ‘Yellow’ narrates the story of four young Iranians Nahal, Hamed, Faramarz, and Nicki who are the members of a scientific genius team trying to immigrate from Iran to Europe. Three days before their journey to Italy, Hamed becomes comatose because of his unknown illness and it shocks the team tremendously. The crisis reveals layers of each of the four in the past and present, and leads to new decision-making and judgement.
The film has been quite a hit at home, and managed to win Best Film and Best Screenplay, at the III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival Bridge of Arts in Russia.
It has also won the Jury Grand Prix of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, which was held in the Chinese metropolis from June 17 to 26.
The 23rd edition of Kolkata International Film Festival will take place in India, running through November 10-17, 2017.