‘Midday Story’ A political trailer, about banned Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO)

Fajr Festival Winner
‘Midday Story’ which also started screening on Wednesday, directed by the young filmmaker Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian, 35, is another potential film to end up in the bestsellers list as it was the total winner at the 35th FFF, winning five major awards including the best film by viewers’ choice and receiving rave reviews from critics.
A political trailer, it deals with the banned Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) that carried out many terrorist attacks during the 1980s to overthrow the ruling establishment after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The movie features Mehrdad Seddiqian, Ahmad Mehranfar, Hadi Hejazifar, Linda Kiani and Javad Ezzati among others.
One of the two social dramas is ‘Abajan’ directed by Hatef Alimardani which was also premiered at the 35th FFF.
The movie revolves around the life of a family in contemporary Iran, witnessing their happiness, sadness and their confrontations during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.
Fatemeh Motamed-Arya,Shabnam Moghadami, Saeed Aghakhani and Hamid Reza Azarang are in the cast.
‘One Special Day’ by Homayoon As’adian is another drama which tells the story of a boy named Hamed who has to make a hard decision when his sister has to undergo a heart procedure.
The film has Mostafa Zamani, Farhad Aslani, Parinaz Izadyar and Mohsen Kiaei in the cast.
Iran cinema in the year saw several records in the box-office. Six films grossed over $3 million and 30 movies sold between $250,000 and $2 million, unprecedented in the country’s cinema history.

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