Due to the shutdown of the movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran, Owj and director Ebrahim Hatamikia agreed last week to stream the controversial movie online.

The producers of “Exodus” have begun a serious attempt to get the film deleted from the websites and channels as well as to file a lawsuit against the culprits.

In a video released last week, Hatamikia called on people to watch his film online and to avoid illegally downloading the movie.

Ali Sartipi, the distributor of “Exodus”, who is also a producer, had said that if he was the producer of the film he would never dare to screen it online. 

Starring Faramarz Gharibian and Pantea Panhiha, the film is about a group of cotton farmers who leave their farms to protest the local official’s unfulfilled promises at the president’s office in the capital.

The story of the film is set in a nowhere-land, where a peasant protest against the local authority that symbolically resembles President Hassan Rouhani’s government.

It had its Iranian premiere during the 38th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran in February.   

Source: Tehran Times