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Shahab Hosseini in Iran-UK Film

Shahab Hosseini in Iran-UK FilmShahab Hosseini in Iran-UK Film

The Iran-UK joint production ‘Gholam’, starring lead actor Shahab Hosseini is ready for screening.

Written and directed by the Iranian-born, London-based photographer and filmmaker Mitra Tabrizian, it marks her first feature film, ISNA reported.

Running for 104 minutes, the movie tells the story of an enigmatic cab driver named Gholam (Hosseini) who works at nights in London. Haunted by his past, he finds himself involved in a conflict with a stranger.

Critically acclaimed Iranian actor Hosseini, 42, has won the Best Actor Silver Bear in 2011 for his role in Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’, the Crystal Simorgh at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival for his performance in ‘Superstar’ and the Best Actor in a Lead Role Award from Iran’s House of Cinema for Farhadi’s 2009 drama ‘About Elly’.

He has also acted in Farhadi’s upcoming drama ‘Salesman’, which is currently in its post-production stage in Tehran.

Tabrizian has made three short films and her international film festival screenings include Berlin, Toronto and Tiburon (San Francisco).

Her photographic work has been exhibited and published widely, and is represented in major museums and public collections. She is a recipient of several photography awards, including the Royal Academy ‘Rose Award for Photography’ (2013). Tabrizian has exhibited her work at Modern Art Oxford, Gallery Lelong, New York and the Architectural Association, London.

She was selected to join a group of artists representing Iran at the 2015 Venice Biennale, where her work was, again, widely praised and admired in its exploration of cross cultural currents.

She is also a professor of photography at the University of Westminster, London.

Considering the brilliant record of the director and the lead actor, ‘Gholam’ is expected to do well internationally in film festivals and markets.