Art and Experience: Iranian animator Ashkan Rahgozar’s “The Last Fiction” will be competing in the 20th Bucheon International Animation Film Festival in the South Korean city during October.

The movie is based on a story from the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of the Persian poet Ferdowsi.

It is about Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in Jamshid in Persia. The young and naive hero Afaridoun will have to save the kingdom and its people from darkness. But he must first conquer his own demons in this portrayal of Persian mythology that reveals human nature.

Vocalist Shahram Nazeri has sung the closing credits song in “The Last Fiction”.

In addition, an all-star cast including Parviz Parastui, Leila Hatami, Hamed Behdad, Baran Kowsari, Askhan Khatibi, Akbar Zanjanpur and Farrokh Nemati have lent their voices to the characters in the project.

The festival, which will be held from October 19 to 23, will also screen eight other movies in the official competition.

Among the animated films are “A Man Is Dead” by Olivier Cossu from France, “This Magnificent Cake” by Emma DE Swaef from Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, and “Funan” by Denis Do from France and Belgium.

Source: Tehran Times