Art and Experience: The producers of “The Lost Strait” canceled the gala premiere of the acclaimed war drama on Saturday due to the current unfavorable economic conditions facing the Iranian people, a public relations team announced on Saturday.

The gala premiere was scheduled to be organized at the Kurosh Cineplex on Sunday.

The producers said that the opening ceremony budget will be allocated to screening the film in the deprived cities in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, “which experienced the hardest days during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.”

Directed by Bahram Tavakkoli, “The Lost Strait” is based on a true story, which recounts an epic battle by Iran’s Ammar Battalion during the last days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

In a statement published several days ago, some stars of the film cast recommended that the country’s officials watch the film to remember the sacrifice and honesty of the war commanders, and observe the meaningful differences between the managers of today Iran with those war veterans.

“The Lost Strait”, which was the big winner at the 36th Fajr Film Festival last year with six awards, is scheduled to hit silver screens on August 8.

Source: tehrantimes