Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Iranian Film ‘6.5 per Metre’ Warmly Received at Venice Festival

The Iranian film “6.5 per Metre” which is presented to international film events under the title “Just 6.5”, has got a warm reception at the 76th edition of the prestigious Venice Film Festival.

The film, which was a box office hit in Iran, was welcomed during its screening in Venice on September 3, 2019 with a number of actors and other crew of the film attending the event.

It was Saeed Roustayi’s second feature film and win him the Crystal Simorgh award for the best film from the viewpoint of the audience at Iran’s Fajr Film Festival.

In the most recent reviews of the film, an Italian and a Greek film critic also expressed their views of the film after it was screened at the festival.

The Italian critic says figures suggest production of narcotics is on the rise despite all strict regulations put in place. The critic says “6.5 per Metre” aims to address the same issue.

The Greek critic also says the movie reveals part of an unknown reality in Iran. He says the film shows the Western audience a different picture of social problems in Iran.

The film narrates the story of Nasser, a famous drug lord who has cops looking for him. He is finally caught when his ex-fiancé gives away his hiding place. Now, he is trying to buy his way out of the jail and avoid the death penalty.

The Venice Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest events which was first held in 1932.

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