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Mostra–Sao Paulo filmfest to screen Iranian ‘World War III’

The Mostra – Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival in Brazil is to screen Iranian ‘World War III’.

The Mostra – Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil has been scheduled to screen Iranian movie ‘World War III’.

Iran’s submission to the 2023 Oscars and the winner of the Orizzonti Award at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, will be screened in the International Perspective section of the Brazilian event.

Directed by Houman Seyyedi, ‘World War III’ is about Shakib, a homeless day laborer who never got over the loss of his wife and son in an earthquake years ago.

Over the last couple of years, he has developed a relationship with a deaf and mute woman, Ladan.

The construction site on which he works today turns out to be the set of a film about the atrocities committed by Hitler during WWII.

Against all odds, he is given a movie role, a house and a chance at being somebody.

When Ladan learns about this, she comes to his workplace begging for help.

Shakib’s scheme to hide her goes tragically wrong and threatens to ruin his newfound status and what seemed to be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Written by the director, Arian Vazir-Daftari, and Azad Jafarian, the film is meant to be in condemnation of dictatorships, but the filmmakers themselves turn into dictators who would do anything to achieve their goals and they inadvertently turn Shakib into a terrifying monster.

‘World War III’ has also gone on screen at the Filmfest Hamburg in Germany and will compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan.

Cast list of the movie includes Neda Jebraeeli, Mahsa Hejazi, Navid Nosrati, and Mohsen Tanabandeh who received the award for the Best Actor at the 79th edition of the Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

The 46th edition of the Mostra – Sao Paulo will take place on October 20-November 2.

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