TEHRAN (Honaronline) - A joint film of Iran, Germany, and Canada, ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse,’ directed by Javad Daraei, won Best Film Award and Best Sound Design Award (Hossein Qourchian) at the 8th Veracruz World Film Festival in Mexico.
The film narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.
Shadi was a little girl when her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers. She was then adopted by her uncle and grew up under his care. Now, Shadi must face the problems caused by the village residents.
Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Rahmat Shekarkhandeh, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Qazaee, and Avin Kouhzadeh are among the film’s cast.
The film has been screened in several international film festivals including the International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, the International Film Festival Cyprus, the Salerno International Film Festival and the Efebo d’Oro, the International Prize for Cinema and Narrative, both in Italy.
The Veracruz World Film Festival accepts independent films made with very small or even no budget movies, which have no strong support.