Monday, September 01, 2008

Iranian sparrow to fly to 13 countries

The Song of Sparrows, an award winning film by Iran's prominent director Majid Majidi will be screened in cinemas in four continents.

The film is scheduled to be shown in cinemas in Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and the US.

The Song of Sparrows, produced in 2008, depicts the story of Karim, who enjoys his work as an ostrich breeder in the countryside near Tehran.

He is fired when one of the birds escapes into the hills. Consequently, he travels to Tehran to repair his elder daughter's hearing aid and is mistaken for a motorcycle taxi driver and thus his new adventures and changes in his personality begin.

The film's leading man, Reza Naji won the Silver Bear award for best actor in a leading role at the 58th International Berlin Film Festival.

The film also was screened at the Australia's Sydney international film festival, 55th San Sebastian International Film festival, UK's Edinburgh International film festival along with the American 2008 Seattle film festival.

Adapted from: Press TV

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