THE LOCUST goes to Karlovy Vary

In the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 30th to July 8th, 2023 / Czech Republic), Faeze Azizkhani’s second feature film, THE LOCUST, will be screened at a special program focused on the contemporary Iranian cinema called “Another Birth. Iranian Cinema Here and Now”.

In the festival statement, it is said that, “THE LOCUST is a film within a film: a comic drama and a docu-fiction. The second directorial effort from Kiarostami’s protégé Faeze Azizkhani is an ingenious hybrid of a movie, anchored by the director’s authentic female perspective.”

Up to now, THE LOCUST has participated in South by Southwest – SXSW (USA – March 2022), UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema (USA – May 2022), Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK – August 2022), Split International Festival of New Film (Croatia – September 2022), Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada – October 2022), Mostra – Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil – October 2022), San Francisco Independent Film Festival (USA – February 2023), Festival of Iranian Films in Smithsonian Museum (USA – February 2023), Sguardi Altrove – Milan international Women’s Film Festival (Italy – March 2023) and Phoenix Film Festival (USA – March 2023).