‘Mother, I’m Joseph’ to vie at Cinequest Film Festival
Art and Experience: ‘Mother, I’m Joseph’ has been accepted to be screened at the 28th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival in the US.
Directed by Mohammad Reza Fartousi, ‘Mother, I’m Joseph’ has been selected out of more than 1,750 film titles from 120 countries to go on screen during the US film festival.
The film, made in Arabic language, tells the story of Joseph, an Iraqi soldier during the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran war, who refuses to fight.
He is arrested by the army and disappears for a long time. However, to the astonishment of his family and friends, he returns after 21 years.
Fartousi’s directorial debut is a joint production of Iran, Iraq and Kuwait, starring Zahra Alrabiei, Abbas Ghazali, Hamideh Mousavi, Ahmad Heidari and Hamid Hamidi.
The 70-minute movie had its global premiere in December 2017 at the 6th edition of the Delhi International Film Festival in the UAE.
It has grabbed the best film award from the 3rd edition of the Bahía Independent Cinema Festival (BINCIF) in Brazil.
The Cinequest Film Festival is an annual independent film festival held in San Jose, California. Cinequest awards the annual Maverick Spirit Awards. The festival has over 130 World or US premieres from over 30 countries.
The 28th edition of the event is scheduled to be held from February 27 to March 11, 2018.