Iranian documentary best film in Afghan filmfest in Sweden

Tehran, June 19, IRNA – Iranian documentary titled ‘Overruled’ has been awarded as the best documentary film in the 4th Afghanistan International Documentary Film Festival in Sweden.

Documentaries produced by filmmakers from Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Iran and Afghanistan were screened in the event held in the Swedish capital Stockholm, and only 16 films were selected by the jury.

The movie was produced by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jourabchian over a period of three years and it was edited by Bahman Kiarostami.

‘Overruled’ shows five illegal Afghan migrants who, seeking refuge in Tehran, quite by accident, find jobs at a tennis court in northern Iranian capital and play tennis and learn the sport skillfully.

The Iranian documentary movie had also been nominated for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Canadian Diversity Festival, Irish Silk Road Film Festival, Spain’s La Costa Film Festival (LCFF) and the White Nights Film Festival in St. Petersburg.

The festival in the Swedish capital wrapped up on June 17.