Date: 20 June
Iranian filmmaker Rahbar Qanbari’s Growing in the Wind is slated to be screened at the 2012 edition of Moscow International Film Festival.
The 84-minute production will take part in the main competition section of the event which will be held from June 21 to 30 in the Russian capital.
Qanbari’s feature-length film recounts the story of a teenager and the problems he and his family encounter in their migration process.
Born in 1961, Qanbari is best known for his 2002 Little Bird Freak that won him the Special International Jury Prize of the 14th Cairo International Film Festival for Children.
He also won the Best Feature Film Award of the 9th Religion Today Film Festival for his 2004 production, He.
An Iranian Bazaar, Nowruz Flowers and Unread Papers are among Qanbari’s better-known works.
The 34th Moscow International Film Festival will screen about 400 films in more than 20 sections.
The festival’s official selection features 16 films, which will compete for the main Golden St George award of the event.
This year’s MIFF will open with Roman Prygunov’s "Dukhless” (Soulless) and the closing-night film will be "Beloved" by French director Christophe Honore.