‘Israfil’, director Ida Panahandeh, has been accepted into the competition section of the 41st Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden.
The festival is annually held on 26 January to February 5 in the city of Gothenburg, and is considered as the largest film event in Scandinavia. Launched in 1979, the film festival screens around 450 films from 60 countries for 115,000 visitors.
‘Israfil’ narrates the story of the widowed Mahi (Hadieh Tehrani) who loses her only son. Behrooz, her teenage sweetheart, who had left Iran following the scandal of his relationship with her, appears at the funeral. The relationship shows signs of resuming but Behrooz now has a much younger fiancé.
On the horns of these emotional entanglements the three characters have to make decisions not only about their emotions, but also their future lives.
Iranian documentary ‘Invincible Diplomacy of Mr. Naderi’ directed by Sanaeeha and Moghaddam has also been accepted into the competition section of the Swedish film event.