TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Iranian director Parviz Shahbazi’s “Malaria” will compete in the 10th East and West, Classics and Avant-Garde International Film Festival, which will be held in Orenburg, Russia from August 25 to 31.
Starring Saghar Qana’at and Saed Soheili, the film tells the story of a young woman who elopes with her boyfriend to spend her time in the company of a band of street musicians in Tehran.
Afterwards, she plans to hoodwink her father and brothers by claiming that she has been kidnapped and wants them to promptly send the ransom money.
“Malaria” has been acclaimed at several international events.
The 32nd Warsaw Film Festival honored the film with the grand prix for best film in 2016. It also was named best film at the 12th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) this year in April.