News ID: 316377
Published: 0212 GMT September 17, 2021

‘Killing the Eunuch Khan’, Iran’s sole representative at Estonia’s Tallinn festival

‘Killing the Eunuch Khan’, Iran’s sole representative at Estonia’s Tallinn festival

Arts & Culture Desk

The Iranian film, ‘Killing the Eunuch Khan,’ directed by Abed Abest, will represent the Iranian film industry at the Competition Section of the 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, due to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from November 12 to 28.

It will compete with ‘Herd Immunity’ by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, ‘Songs for a Fox’ by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, ‘Perpetuity’ by György Pálfi, ‘Big Night’ by Jun Lana and ‘The Wait’ by Aku Louhimies, IRNA wrote.

The film which is Abest’s second feature will throw viewers back into the dusty 1980s, at the height of the Iran-Iraq war. It promises to be “a meditation on the cycles of violence and war, and their infectious qualities,” wherein “clean, architectural sets are awash with rivers of blood, as historical grievances are played back like excerpts from a documentary,” according to Variety.

Like his first feature film, ‘Simulation,’ Abest had new figures who were theater performers in this film. Ebrahim Azizi, Vahid Rad, Misaq Zare’, Iman Basim, Sara Mohammadi, and Mahsima Kobari are among the cast of the film.

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF – Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival) takes place annually at the end of November in Tallinn, Estonia. It is the only FIAPF-accredited competitive feature film festival in Northern Europe.




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