TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The 5th edition of the festival is scheduled for November 17-26 in Istanbul.
The Iranian movie is going to be screened in the competition line-up of the event.
This is the 29th foreign festival in which ‘Malariya’ is attending.
It has already been screened in festivals in Venice, Buan, Chicago, Stockholm, Geneva, Shanghai and Hamburg and has received 8 international awards so far.
Malaria narrates the story of a young woman who elopes with her boyfriend to Tehran. To cover her tracks, she tells her father she’s been kidnapped. With her family in hot pursuit, the couple takes up with a band of bohemian street musicians and forms an elaborate plan for a more permanent escape. Mixing real-life on-the-streets footage with a tense lovers-on-the-run drama, Festival alum Parviz Shahbazi crafts a lively look at the cultural clashes that exist deep within Iranian society.