‘Melbourne’ to represent Iranian cinema at Zurich film festival

A screenshot from ‘Melbourne’ directed by Nima Javidi

Melbourne directed by Nima Javidi has been selected to compete at the 10th edition of Zurich international Film festival.

The film is to contend for awards along with 13 other screen creations at the Main Competition section of the festival.

Melbourne has recently received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The film experienced its international premiere at the festival.

Javidi’s debut feature-length film opened Critics’ Week section of this year’s Venice film festival and had several screening programs, out of competition.

“Some international critics participated in the festival believe that Melbourne conjures up the mood and tone of the British film director Alfred Hitchcock’s works,” said Javidi.

“The renowned film distribution company Microcinema purchased the film’s world distributing right,” he also noted.

Melbourne chronicles the story of a young couple on their way to the eponymous Australian city to continue their education. But just a few hours before their departure, they become involved in a tragic event.

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier will head up the jury judging the films in Zurich’s international competition.

The 10th edition of Zurich international Film festival is scheduled to be held from September 25 to October 5, 2014.

By Press TV


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