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TEHRAN –(Iranart)-The 17th Zurich Film Festival will host the Swiss premiere of ‘A Hero,’ directed by two-times Iranian Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi.

In its first international debut, ‘A Hero’ won Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix award jointly with ‘Compartment No. 6,’ Juho Kuosmanen’s follow-up to his debut, ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’.

Farhadi’s latest film has also recently been invited to Toronto Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Melbourne Film Festival in Australia, New Horizons Film Festival in Poland, and Miami Gems section of the 39th edition of the Miami Film Festival in Florida, the US, IRNA wrote.

‘A Hero’ is the story of Rahim who is in prison because of a debt he was unable to pay off. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned, IMDB wrote.

Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafai and Sarina Farhadi starred in the drama.

Farhadi produced the film together with Alexandre Mallet-Guy of Memento Films International.

Farhadi has received two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for his films ‘A Separation’ (2011) and ‘The Salesman’ (2016), making him one of the few directors worldwide who have won the category twice. He also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay for his film ‘The Salesman’.

The Zurich festival will also host the Swiss premiere of ‘No Time to Die,’ the 25th James Bond film, on Sept. 28. It’s the first time a Bond movie has been in the official selection of a festival, its artistic director, Christian Jungen, said.

The festival will also stage a retrospective of the other Bond movies starring Daniel Craig, Variety wrote.

The festival will be held from September 23 to October 3. The complete program will be published on Sept. 9.

Source: Iran Daily

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