Art and Experience: Mamiroo(Immortal) by Hadi Mohaghegh and produced by Reza Mohaghegh and Majid Barzegar is going to compete with 13 movies in the 20th International Kerala Film Festival.Kerala Film Festival is one of the important events in India which is for cinematic productions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The movies were shortlisted by a jury chaired by popular Kerala filmmaker Kamal. The panelists also included film critics Sudha Warrier and P.T. Ramakrishnan, and journalist R. Ayyappan. The winner of the Best Film will get a memento, certificate and cash award of Rs.15 lakh, to be shared equally between the producer and director of the best film.

Immortal (Mamiroo) is the second feature from up-and-coming Iranian filmmaker Hadi Mohaghegh. Already a winner for Best film in the New Currents category at the 20th Busan International Film Festival as also a FIPRESCI Critics’ award, Mohaghegh has less than five minutes of actual dialogue but creates a visual structure to tell its story. Images, not words, allow viewers to share in the loneliness of its elderly protagonist as he battles against his guilty conscience and looks to take his own life. The reasons are as fleeting as they are immaterial.

IFFK 2015, Kerala’s premier film festival, runs from December 4-11.