‘The Wasteland’ wins at Bogotá Film Festival
Art and Experience:
Iranian film ‘The Wasteland’ directed by Ahmad Bahrami, has won the Best Film Audience Award of the Bogota International Film Festival (BIFF) in Colombia.
In its 23rd international presence, ‘The Wasteland’ has been screened at Bogotá Film Festival in Colombia and won the ‘Premio Radiónica de la juventud’ award in the Colombian festival.
‘The Wasteland is also slated to be screened at the 32nd Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia as well as the 29th edition of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
Recently, ‘The Wasteland’ grabbed the FIPRESCI award handed out by the Independent Federation of Film Critics on the sideline of the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy. It has also won the Best Film Award at the 45th edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The film has also taken part in the 65th edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain and the 31st edition of the Singapore International Film Festival.
The synopsis of ‘The Wasteland’ reads, “A remote brick manufacture factory produces bricks in an ancient way. Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems. Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as a go-between for the workers and the boss. Boss Lotfollah has gathered all the workers in front of his office. He wants to talk to them about the shutdown of the factory. All matters now to Lotfollah is to keep Sarvar unharmed, the woman he has been in love with for a long time.”
The cast includes Ali Bagheri, Farrokh Nemati, Mehdi Nassaj, Majid Farhang, and Mahdieh Nassaj.