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‘Women With Gunpowder Earrings’ Selected for Locarno Film Festival

It is about Nour, a journalist who covers the plight of Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the Islamic State terrorists and mercenaries
 A screenshot from the film A screenshot from the film

The Semaine de la Critique, an independent section within the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, has announced the lineup for its upcoming edition slated for August 3-10.

Founded in 1990, the Semaine de la Critique annually shows seven documentary films, all having either their world or international premieres. This year “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” directed by Reza Farahmand is one of the seven films selected for the section, Honaronline reported on its Persian website.

It is about Nour, a journalist who covers the plight of Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the Islamic State terrorists and mercenaries.

The film had its national premier at the 11th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, “Cinema Verite,” last December in Tehran where it received a diploma of honor and best director award.

At the August event, Farahmand’s film will be vying with the Apollo of Gaza an entry from Switzerland and Canada, Days of Madness (Croatia/ Slovania), The Time of Forests (France), Female Pleasure (Switzerland/Germany), Easy Lessons (Hungary), and Tara’s Footprint (Argentina). The Locarno Festival is an annual film jamboree held every August. Founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running film festivals, and is also known for being a prestigious platform for art house films. The festival has also unveiled the official lineup for its 71st edition, including 13 world premieres in the main competition slated for August 1-11.

 

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