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‘The Girl’s House’ at Tokyo Film Festival

‘The Girl’s House’ at Tokyo Film Festival‘The Girl’s House’ at Tokyo Film Festival

Iranian feature film ‘The Girl’s House’ directed by Shahram Shah-Hosseini is participating in the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) currently underway in Japan.

Making its international premiere, it is 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 have been dedicated to the film, which will be 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 ceremony.

The cast includes Rana Azadivar, Hamed Behdad, Pegah Ahangarani, Baran Kosari and Babak Karimi.

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.

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), 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 will conclude on October 31.