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‘The Girl’s House’
Nominated for Grand Prix – Tokyo International Film
Monday, October 26,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The event concluded on October 31.
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