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good news iran: Mexico to host Iranian film “Careless Crime”

Iranian film “Careless Crime” directed by Shahram Mokri will be screened at the 21st edition of the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico.

In its latest international presence, “Careless Crime” will be screened at the competition section of the Guanajuato International Film Festival.

“Careless Crime” will compete with 7 international films selected from last year’s film festivals from Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Locarno and from countries such as France, Belgium, Brazil, and Finland.

The synopsis of “Careless Crime” reads, “Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah’s regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In one tragic case, a theatre was set on fire with four hundred people inside, most of whom were burned alive. Forty years have passed and, in contemporary Iran, four individuals also decide to burn a cinema down. Their intended target is a theatre showing a film about an unearthed, unexploded missile. Will past and present meet?”

The Guanajuato International Film Festival or GIFF is an annual international film festival, held since 1998. It is held during the final week of July in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City, Mexico. GIFF was formerly known as Expresión en Corto International Film Festival.

The festival will be held on September 17-26, 2021.

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