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Fajr filmfest award winner "Child of the Earth" reviewed

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Mehr News Agency) -- Mohammad-Ali Ahangar's "Child of the Earth" was reviewed during a meeting at the Sahra Cinema on February 10. Screened at the 26th Fajr International Film Festival, "Child of the Earth" was awarded best screenplay in the festival's international section.

The film crew including director Mohammadali Ahangar, producer Seyyed Ahmad Miralaii, cameraman Alireza Zarrindast, designer Abbas Bolondi and actress Mahtab Nasirpur attended the session.

"I carried out a great deal of research in western Iran over many months and I traveled more than 20 times to provinces in Iran where Kurdish people reside, since I believed that the film should be based entirely on facts and not imagination," he mentioned.

He went on to say that the movie is concerned with the theme of life and death. Although the film was shot in highland locations, the environment is not portrayed as misty in the film sequences, but documents the true weather conditions prevailing during the shooting process which depicts natural, real events.

Ahangar expressed his regret that some Iranian producers do not invest in projects which feature documentary facts.

Speaking at the meeting, Miralaii mentioned that such productions are more problematical than other types of movies, for example, he said that many of the sequences were shot in arduous mountainous areas.

Nasirpur, who plays a Kurdish woman in the film, considers that her role involved many diverse aspects including mastering the Kurdish language.

"Kurdish is a complex language. It is very hard to learn perfectly, and I don't claim to have spoken it flawlessly in the film," she added.

The film is about a woman called Mina who believes that her husband, who has been lost in the war, is now waiting for her in a strange land.

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