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Iran’s ‘Like a Fish on the Moon’ to vie at Transilvania fest

Iran's ‘Like a Fish on the Moon’ is to take part in the Transilvania Int'l Film Festival in Romania.

Iranian feature film ‘Like a Fish on the Moon’ has been scheduled to take part in the 2023 edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in Romania.

Dornaz Hajiha’s feature film will hit the screen at the International Competition program of the 22nd edition of the Romanian event.

When their seemingly happy four-year-old son, Ilya, stops talking, Haleh and Amir consult a series of experts, but it is not long before their own relationship begins to suffer.

In the first scene, a psychologist probes their relationship and recommends that they reverse roles, that is, Amir should take over responsibility for getting Ilya dressed, feeding him, and the thousand other little things that his wife routinely does for their son. He grudgingly agrees. But it’s Haleh who really struggles with the new arrangement. She feels helpless and redundant. And Ilya still isn’t talking.

The cast list of the film is comprised of Sepidar Tari, Shahdyar Shakiba, and Ali Ahmadi.

The film has already participated in a number of global events, including the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada and Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

Founded in 2002, the TIFF is the first and largest international film festival in Romania and one of the most important film events in the region, with more than 100,000 participants at each edition.

This year’s edition of the event is slated for June 9-18.