Iranian feature film Melbourne will attend two international film festivals in Portugal and Belgium.
Iranian director Nima Javidi’s debut feature movie Melbourne will participate at the competition section of IndieLisboa and Belgium International Film Festivals held in Portugal and Belgium.
Melbourne is the only representative of Iran which will attend the festivals on May, 2015. The movie will be also screened at this time at the Iranian Film Festival held in the University of California, Los Angeles.
So far, Melbourne has bagged two awards at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The film has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
The work also attended the 10th edition of Zurich international Film Festival and the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival. It also participated at the competition section of the 15th International Film Festival Bratislava and the Cairo International Film Festival.
The 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has nominated Javidi for the Best Screenplay, to be held in Australia’s Brisbane on 11 December.
The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.