TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian classical movie ‘Captain Khorshid’ is slated to be screened at the 2021 Iranian Film Festival Zurich in Switzerland.
The story of ‘Captain Khorshid’ takes place in a port town by the Persian Gulf. The captain is a one-armed middle aged loner who is faced with the danger of having his boat confiscated by the customs officials. Thus, he decides to accept an offer to help a group of exiled criminals escape. But the trip takes an unexpected turn.
The movie is a free adaptation of the American writer Ernest Hemingway’s 1937 novel ‘To Have and Have Not’; however, while the original story happens in Cuba, Taghvaei has localized the events, and thus the setting has been moved to the south of Iran, in a village on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
The IFFZ aims to fill the cultural gap between Iranians and Swiss as well as the many foreigners living in Switzerland.
The event defines itself as, “A Platform for presenting the Iranian culture and tradition and for building a bridge between different cultures by the means of the universal language of art and especially the 7th art, cinema”.
The 7th edition of the event will launch on May 27 – June 2, 2021.