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‘World War III’ to vie at Tokyo festival

Iranian feature ‘World War III’ is to vie at Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.

Iranian feature ‘World War III’ has made its way to Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.

‘World War III’, directed by Houman Seyyedi, will compete in the 35th edition of the Japanese event.

‘World War III’ tells the story of Shakib who has lost his wife and child in an earthquake.

He works in a place where a movie on the World War is being filmed, and when one of the actors collapses, Shakib has been chosen as his stand-in.

Shakib is allowed to stay in the actor’s fake mansion, but on condition that he doesn’t receive any visitors, but he makes a decision that endangers his fate.

The film is co-written by Seyyedi himself, Arian Vazir-Daftari, and Azad Jafarian.

The cast members of the film include Mohsen Tanabandeh, Neda Jebreeli, Mahsa Hejazi, and Navid Nosrati.

‘World War III’ received its international premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. It took part in the festival’s Orizzonti section and managed to grab two awards.

The film has been selected as Iran’s submission for best international feature at the 2023 Academy Awards.

The 35th Tokyo International Film Festival will open on October 24 and run until November 2.