THE SUN OF THAT MOON, MAMAN and DROWN to compete in Nouvelles Images Persanes 2023

In the 3rd Nouvelles Images Persanes (November 14th to 19th, 2023 / Vitré, France), three Iranian debut feature films are included in the competitive program:

Setareh Eskandari’s THE SUN OF THAT MOON which was premiered in IFFI – Goa 2021 and then travelled to Iranian FF Zurich 2022 (Main Competition), Within the Family FF 2022 (Main Competition), Les Rimbaud du Cinema 2022 (Main Competition), Sofia MENAR FF 2023 (Focus on Iranian Women Filmmakers), “Flowers against Bullets” FF 2023 (Nominations for Prize of Cultures, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music Score), Women Media Arts and Film Festival (Feature Films Competition), Iranian Women FF in Frankfurt 2023, Idromeno Independent FF 2023 (Best Director Award) and International IMAGO FF 2023 (Best Film and Best Director Awards).

Arash Aneessee’s MAMAN which was a part of Debut Films Competition at IFFI – Goa 2021 and subsequently screened at Chennai IFF 2021, MIFF 2022, Wales IFF 2022 (Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film Award), Les Rimbaud du Cinema 2022 (Best Performances in a Leading Role and in a Supporting Role Awards) and Asian Film Festival Barcelona 2022 (Best Director Award).

Mohammad Kart’s DROWN which started its way in international festivals circuit at Shanghai IFF 2021 (Belt and Road Competition) and travelled to Iranian Film Festival Australia 2021, Wales IFF 2021 (Special Jury Prize – Best Foreign Language Film), Loudoun Arts FF 2021 (Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress Awards), Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco 2021, Kazan International Muslim FF 2021 (Russia – Islamic World Program), Chungbuk International Martial Arts Action FF 2021 (International Competition), Asian Film Festival Barcelona 2021 (Best Script Award), Slemani IFF 2021 (Best Actor Award), Golden Jury IFF 2021 (Nomination at the Best First Time Director Award Category), Chennai IFF 2021, International Guwahati FF 2022, Cinéma(s) d’Iran 2022 and Film Series Off-Asian Film Festival Barcelona – AFFBCN: Iran, Portraits of a Society 2022.