Directed by Bahman Kiarostami, Exodus will be screened in the International Spectrum. It is about thousands of Afghan migrants, which have lined up to leave Iran as the renewed U.S. sanctions have sparked a recession, but first, they must endure interrogations at an immigration center in Tehran.

Earlier in December 2108, Exodus was named best film at the 12th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major festival of documentary films.

Beloved by Yasser Talebi tells the story of Firuzeh, an 82-year-old female cowherd in northern Iran who prefers a hard, solitary herder’s existence with her cows to a more comfortable life among people.

The documentary, which will compete in the Hot Docs World Showcase, was screened in the Culinary Cinema section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale in February.

Source: Tehran Times