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Mountain | Monte (2016)|
Date of birth:
15 August 1946, Abadan, Iran
Donatello Fumarola, Amir Naderi
"Mountain" or "Monte" in Italian, has been selected out of competition at the 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival where Amir Naderi has received Venice's Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award 2016.
Many years ago, in a semi-abandoned village at the feet of a mountain, lives Agostino with his wife Nina and the son Giovanni. The mountain stands as a wall against the sun preventing it from reaching their land, now only rocks and scrubland.
With an old wheelbarrow, Agostino goes to the market place of the town on the other side of the mountain to sell the few fruits of his crop, but nobody wants to buy his washed out vegetables. After many misadventures, one morning Nina and Giovanni are woken up by a repetitive and incessant sound. It's Agostino who has climbed the mountain and with a pick tries to pull down the top to let the sun rays light their land."
After Iran, United States and Japan, the U.S.-based Iranian auteur Amir Naderi has shot "Mountain" in Italy. He is the only filmmaker who has made movies in four countries in four languages. He says: ultimately my characters are all survivors, because I believe humans should always make something impossible possible. Italian actors Andrea Sartoretti, whose credits include Mission Impossible 3, A.C.A.B. and TV series Crime Novel (aka Romanzo Criminale), and Claudia Potenza (Basilicata Coast to Coast) have starred in Naderi's " Mountain".
"Mountain" or "Monte" in Italian, has been selected out of competition at the 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival where Amir Naderi has received Venice's Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award 2016. The Iranian director says his new film Monte, shot in the Italian Alps, is very much about pushing myself to the limit.
Now, at 70 years old, he is a true international filmmaker. After "Mountain" he is now ready to come home to US and start all over again. "It is just the beginning," he added.
Selected filmography of Amir Naderi
- Mountain | Monte (2016)
- Water, Wind, Dust | Aab, baad, khaak (1989)
- The Runner - Davandeh (1985)
- Made in Iran - Sakhte Iran (1978)
- Elegy - Requiem - Marsiyeh (1978)
- Waiting | Entezar (1974)
- Harmonica - Saz Dahani (1974)
- Tight Spot - Tangsir (1974)
- Deadlock - Tangna - Strait (1973)
- Khodahafez rafigh - Goodbye Friend (1971)
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