Iranian filmmaker Parviz Shahbazi’s latest production Trapped has been selected to represent Iran’s cinema at the 2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival in the United States.
The film is scheduled to contend for awards at the Discoveries section of the 14th edition of the festival.
The section is dedicated to new stories and new ways of telling them by Asia’s most innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers.
Shahbazi’s moral thriller narrates the story of bristling relationship between two young women.
The story follows a strong and seemingly naive girl who is beginning her first year at university. The film chronicles her friendship with an outgoing girl that leads her to be trapped in dilemmas of conscience with far reaching consequences.
Shahbazi’s film was presented at the 32nd Vancouver International Film Festival held in October, 2013.
The movie also competed at the 49th Chicago film festival that took place from October 10 through 24.
Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF) has the right of international distributing of Shahbazi’s film.
Trapped was named as one of Iran’s 12 preliminary nominees for the 2014 Oscar’s Foreign Language Film submission.
The movie also received the Best Director Award at the 31st Iran’s most important film presentation and competition, Fajr International Film Festival.
The 14th San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off on November 7 and will run until November 16, 2013.
By Press TV
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