Friday, September 19, 2008

Iranian Oscar-nominated film in 11 countries


A scene of "Be hamin sadegi"/Reza Mirkarimi

Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi's So Simple is slated to be screened at 11 international film festivals around the globe.

Mirkarimi's film will begin its global tour in Germany before going on to Turkey and the United States.

So Simple will then go on its 2009 tour of Boston, Washington, Huston, Stockholm and Asia pacific film festivals.

MirKarimi's family drama will continue its journey to Poland and the festival of Iranian films in Edinburgh, Scotland.

So Simple, which is the story of the daily challenges set before a middle class Iranian woman, has received numerous international awards including the Golden George Award of the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.

Actress Hengameh Qaziani won the Best Actress Prize of Bulgaria's 16th Love Is Folly International Film Festival for her role as Taraneh.

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