The film will have two screenings on November 21 and 25.
Karimi’s film will compete with great films such as ‘Petite Maman,’ ‘The Titan,’ ‘Memoria,’ and ‘’Great Freedom’.
The 106-minute film will be screened with Persian, Turkish, and English subtitles.
Iranian actors Hadi Hejazifar Sahar Dolatshahi, and Javad Ezati are in the cast.
Ali Qiasvand, who is the international distributor of the film, expressed his hope that the film’s screening at this festival will pave the way for its participation in BAFTA.
According to the festival’s website: “Lauded director Niki Karimi takes us into a world of tradition, hopes and expectation. Kazem (Hadi Hejazifar) returns from a business trip to discover that his brother-in-law has sold his orchard to a stranger, Shirazi. Kazem finds himself falling in love with Shirazi’s daughter but first must face his past. With its intertwined use of Azarbaijani and Farsi languages, alongside the fabulous landscapes of northwestern Iran, this film brings a fresh perspective to Iranian cinema and seeks to build bridges between generations and communities.”
‘Atabai’ won five nominations at the Fajr Film Festival in 2019.
Source: Iran Daily