Art and Experience: Iranian director Parviz Shahbazi’s “Malaria” will go on screen in the Horizon section of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, which will be held from August 31 to September 10.

The social drama starring Saghar Qana’at and Saed Soheili tells the story of a young girl who elopes with her boyfriend to spend her time in the company of a band of street musicians in Tehran.

Afterwards, she plans to deceive her father and brothers by saying that she has been kidnapped and wants them to promptly send the ransom money.

Over 30 films from around the globe will compete in the section dedicated to works that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.