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‘The Girl’s House’ Nominated for Grand Prix – Tokyo International Film Festival
financialtribune.com Monday, October 26, 2015
Iranian feature film ‘The Girl’s House’ directed by Shahram Shah-Hosseini was nominated for Grand Prix in the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
Making its international premiere, it was the only film from Iran taking part in the competition section of the event along with 15 other movies from Germany, France, Japan and the US, Mehr News Agency reported.
Three show times had been dedicated to the film, which was screened on October 26, 28 and 29, followed by a question and answer session where the director will respond to the audience and critics.
Written by the celebrated Parviz Shahbazi, the movie is about a girl who commits suicide a day before her wedding. Her friends are shopping excitedly for the grand event when somebody calls and tells them that the bride is dead and the wedding is over. Horrified by the news they contact their friend’s fiancé, Mansoor, who seems clueless. The friends set out to pursue the suspicious cause of their friend’s demise and uncover the truth.
The 2014 production, written by Parviz Shahbazi, deals with issues facing Iranian women and tells the story of two female university students who try to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of one of their classmates on the night before her wedding ceremony.
Shahram Shah-Hosseini, 44, has directed three feature films so far and this is probably his best as he has used a script which touches a controversial issue in the modern community.
Shah-Hosseini was born on 1973 in Tehran. He started his career by working as assistant director for well known Iranian directors such as Bahram Beizaei, and Bahman Ghobadi. He has made several short films which won some awards in Iran. Afterwards he directed 3 feature films which were among best-selling films of the year in Iran. The girl’s house is his 4th feature film which is a different film in compare with his previous films. The arose lots of arguments in Iran about it’s theatrical release.
The 80-minute movie was first screened at the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival in February, although it has not been released in cinema theatres.
The only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) started in 1985 and is today one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. It seeks excellent films from around the world and brings them to Tokyo, where filmmakers and film fans can enjoy them, meet young filmmakers, and be inspired.