SHAFAQNA – Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Ghaffarzadeh’s The Sea and the Flying Fish will go on screen in Busan International Film Festival’s Window on Asian Cinema section from September 30-October 10.
The social drama is about a teenage boy Ehsan who is a young, innocent deaf and dumb inmate of a correctional camp who communicates through painting. During his imprisonment he learns that his father has sold his sister to pay his debts. This makes Ehsan eager to break out of prison to save his sister.
The feature film received an Honorary Diploma as the Critics Award for Best Film at the 37th Moscow International Film Festival held from June 19 to 26.
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
BIFF is one of the 22 festivals accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a non-specialized competitive film festival.