1213 GMT May 21, 2022
Iranian film ‘Titi’ won the audience choice award at the Nouvelles Images Persanes (New Persian Images) festival in the northwestern French commune of Vitré.
Directed by Ida Panahandeh, the film tells the story of “a hospitalized physicist, working on an end-of-the-world theory, who meets the bubbly and eccentric housekeeper Titi,” wrote the festival’s official website.
“When the man falls into a coma, Titi appeals to his gypsy origins and mystical powers to bring him back to life. It is the beginning of an extraordinary meeting, which will turn the lives of the two characters upside down and that of those close to them.”
Parsa Pirouzfar, Elnaz Shakerdoust, and Houtan Shakiba have costarred in Panahandeh’s fourth feature film.
The film, written by Arsalan Amiri, has also participated at the Duhok International Film Festival, which will run through Thursday in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region.
Inspired by French philosopher Montesquieu’s 1721 book, Lettres Persanes (Persian Letters), the Nouvelles Images Persanes is dedicated to the art and culture of Persian-speaking countries.
A special section of this year’s event looked into the films of late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.