Spanish film festival screens ‘Growing in the Wind’

A scene from Rahbar Qanbari’s ‘Growing in the Wind’

Iranian film Growing in the Wind written and directed by Rahbar Qanbari has competed at the 2013 International Children’s and Youth Film Festival in Spain.

The 84-minute movie Growing in the Wind contended for awards at the Competition section of the festival.

Produced by Iran’s Farabi Cinematic Foundation, Qanbari’s full-length film recounts the story of a teenager and the problems he and his family deal with in their migration process.

The movie was screened in the 2012 edition of Spanish annual International Children’s Cinema and TV Contest, Gijon International Film Festival.

Growing in the Wind was also presented at the 22nd Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) in Australia and at the Cinekid Film Festival in the Netherlands in last October.

Born in 1961, Qanbari is best known for his 2002 Little Bird Freak that won him the Special International Jury Prize of the 14th Cairo International Film Festival for Children.

He also won the Best Feature Film Award of the 9th Religion Today Film Festival in Italy for his 2004 production, He.

Unread PapersAn Iranian Bazaar, and Nowruz Flowers are among Qanbari’s better-known works.

Established in 1992, Brisbane International Film Festival is organized by the Screen Culture unit at Screen Queensland in Australia.

Spain’s 2013 edition of International Children’s and Youth Film Festival took place in Madrid from November 18 to 23.

By Press TV


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