Majid Majidi hails drama on Iran-Iraq war

February 6, 2018

TEHRAN – Majid Majidi, the director of the acclaimed movie “Muhammad, the Messenger of God”, has praised his fellow director Bahram Tavakkoli for the accurate depiction of a true tragedy from the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in his latest movie, “The Lost Strait”.

“I praise Tavakkoli’s honesty. He was not in the war, but has depicted the sincerity and purity of our soldiers in the best way through his movie,” Majidi said after watching the film at the 36th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran on Monday.

The story of the film is set in the last days of the war just before Iran accepted UN Resolution 598, which ended the war on July 20, 1988. 

The film shows how Iran’s Ammar battalion fought against the Iraqi soldiers in an unequal battle in the Abu Ghuraib Strait near Dehloran, Ilam Province.

Iranian forces were engaged in the war in different regions and front lines. The soldiers of Ammar had been granted furloughs to return home to Tehran but were dispatched to the strait after they were informed that the Iraqi forces were making progress in the Fakkeh and Sharhani regions of Khuzestan and Ilam.

Starring Javad Ezzati, Amir Jadidi and Hamidreza Azarang, the film is a contender in the official competition of the 36th Fajr Film Festival.

Photo: Javad Ezzati acts in a scene from “The Lost Strait” by Bahram Tavakkoli.

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