Sex trafficking drama “Lottery” gets extra screenings at Fajr

February 4, 2018

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 36th Fajr Film Festival have arranged three additional screenings for “Lottery” on Saturday night by popular demand.

The additional screenings were held at Tehran’s Kurosh Cineplex for director Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian’s drama that revolves around trafficking in Iranian women to Arab countries.   

The film tells the story of Amir-Ali and Nushin, who plan to get married against their families’ will. They both also dream of winning the U.S. green card lottery.

Earlier in July 2017, the Persian daily Sobhe No reported that the culture officials had refused to authorize the screenplay of the movie due to its sensitive subject.  

They allegedly asked Mahdavian, as writer and director, to make modifications in his story.

Photo: Ziba Karamali (L) and Saed Soheili act in a scene from “Lottery”. (Sahab Zaribaf)

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