Directed by Javad Daraee and produced by Mehdi Kouhzadeh, the movie is about Shadi. When her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers, Shadi was only a little girl.
She was, then, adopted by her uncle and grew up. Shadi must now face the problems that the village residents have caused.
The cast list includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Ghazaee, and Avin Kouhzadeh.
The Iranian movie won Special Legacy Award and Bumblebee Award at the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival and Grand Jury Award at the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, both in the US.
A co-production of Iran, Germany, and Canada, ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at some global events, including the International Film Festival Cyprus, the Salerno International Film Festival and the Efebo d’oro- International Cinema and Narrative Award, both in Italy, the International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, and the Riverside International Film Festival in the US.
The website of the Canadian event reads “Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artists in Canada, the US, Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.”
The 2021 edition of the festival will be held on August 12-22 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.