Iranian film on ‘Sacred Defense’ screened in China

Iranian film on ‘Sacred Defense’ screened in China

‘Track 143’, a movie featuring Iran’s 1980-1988 Sacred Defense was one of the 4 Iranian films screened in a film festival in China’s Qingdao.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - ‘Track 143’, a movie featuring Iran’s 1980-1988 Sacred Defense was one of the 4 Iranian films screened in a film festival in China’s Qingdao.

‘Track 143’ is a war drama directed by Narges Abyar.

Based on a book of the same title written by Abyar, the movie is about a great maternal sacrifice during the Sacred Defense (1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war against Iran).

It tells the story of Olfat, a woman who is waiting for her son, who has been missing in action, to return home.

The movie earned acclaim at the 32nd Fajr International Film Festival in February 2014 as Merila Zarei won the Crystal Simorgh for best actress for her portrayal of Olfat.

It also won the Simorgh for Audience Favorite Film and Abyar received the special jury prize at the festival.

Mehran Ahmadi, Gelareh Abbasi, Yadollah Shademani and Javad Ezzati also star in the movie.   

The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) film festival opened in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on Wednesday.

As a major cultural exchange activity following the latest SCO summit in Qingdao, the five-day event attracted films produced in the past two years by 12 countries, including 23 vying for the film awards and 55 slated for screening.



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