Directed by Kazem Mollaee, the movie narrates the story of a 40-year-old woman who is facing a difficult challenge in her private life.
Soudeh’s 11-year-old son, Matiar, gets kidnapped as she is about to start a second marriage. After considerable search and effort, she decides to ask for the ransom money from her ex-husband, Peyman. How much will this incident challenge her certainties?
The cast list of the flick includes names such as Vishka Asayesh, Hassan Majouni, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Behnoush Bakhtiyari, Reza Behboudi, and Gohar Kheirandish.
The 93-minute feature has gone on screen at some global events, including the Jaipur International Film Festival in India, the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria, the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the Winchester Film Festival in the UK, the Maryland Film Festival in the US, the Shanghai International Film Festival in China, the Salerno International Film Festival in Italy, and the Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US, where it won the grand prize for the best foreign feature.
The movie has also received honors such as Best Film award at the BangkokThai International Film Festival, Best Narrative Film award at the Austin Film Festival, and an honorary diploma of the best film at the Fargo Film Festival, both in the US.
‘The Badger’ was screened at the Fine Arts Film Festival in the US and the Realtime International Film Festival in Nigeria, won a nomination at the Queens World International Film Festival in the US, and received three awards at the Riverside International Film Festival in the US.
Most recently, the movie won Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at the Calella Film Festival in Spain, Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in Canada, and the award for best feature at the Swindon Independent International Film Festival in the UK.
The 2021 edition of the Strasburg festival will run until December 11.