Directed by Maryam Moqaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha, the 105-minute movie will go on the Canadian screen on September 23 and 26.
The storyline of the movie reads, “Mina's life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, so she starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter's sake.”
Mina tries to get her life together, take good care of her child and make both ends meet. However, her life gets more sorrowful when she finds out that her husband was innocent.
The cast list of the movie includes Moqaddam, Alireza Sanifar, Farid Qobadi, Lili Farhadpour, and Pouria Rahimi-Sam.
‘Ballad of a White Cow’ was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in the US, the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia, the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the Der Neue Heimatfilm in Austria, where it won the award of the city of Freistadt, and stood on the third spot at the Competition Audience Award section of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
The first CIFF was held in 2000 for six days and was attended by 8,000 people. Now, attendance had more than quadrupled to over 35,000 for the expanded 11-day festival.
The CIFF’s mission is “to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most innovative and compelling films, and creating remarkable festival experiences,” the website of the event reads.
The 2021 edition of the festival is slated for September 23-October 3.