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‘Unripe Pomegranates’ at Fukuoka Fest

‘Unripe Pomegranates’ at Fukuoka Fest‘Unripe Pomegranates’ at Fukuoka Fest

Iran’s sole representative ‘Unripe Pomegranates’ directed by Majid-Reza Mostafavi will participate in Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan, September 18-20.

The film narrates the story of a couple residing in the suburbs of Tehran with dead end jobs. The wife takes care of an old woman with Alzheimer’s and the husband works as a construction welder for skyscrapers. In spite of their obstacles in life, the two are happy as they are expecting a child. However, an unforeseen incident changes everything, presenting a serious crisis for the couple.

A first feature by Mostafavi, the film received raving reviews at the Moscow International Film Festival and the Sao Paulo International Film Festival earlier this year, Mehr News Agency reported.

Ana Nemati, Pejman Bazeghi, Mehran Rajabi, Qotbeddin Sadeqi and Rebe’e Madani are among the cast.

Inaugurated in 1991 in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, the festival aims to introduce excellent films from Asia to the world, deepen an understanding of Asia and promote cultural and international exchange on a civic level, and discover and foster new talent for the film industry.

The program is one of the major events of ‘Asian Month’ which holds over 50 events related to the culture, learning and arts of Asia every September.