Punch-drunk, an Iranian movie directed by Adel Tabrizi, has been added to the 38th Fajr International Film Festival lineup as part of the Contemporary Genre Films section, FIFF organizers announced on Thursday.
The film stars Jamshid Hashempour, Hamed Behdad, Baran Kosari, Soroush Sehat, Behrang Alavi, Amir Hossein Rostami, and Farhad Aeesh. Punch-drunk follows Mahtab who lives with her 10 year old son. After meeting Hassan Khoshnoud who is her son’s teacher, the course of their lives changes…
Punch-drunk was previously screened at the 39th Fajr Film Festival and was nominated for the Crystal Simorgh for Best First Director and Best Editing.
The 2021 FIFF is underway in the Iranian capital until June 2. This year’s event is presided over by Iranian film director and screenwriter Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour. The festival is widely considered one of the most prestigious and influential in Asia, Europe and Greater Middle East.