Locarno festival to screen “Women with Gunpowder Earrings”

July 13, 2018

TEHRAN -- Iranian director Reza Farahmand’s “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” will be screened at the 71st Locarno International Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held the Swiss city from August 1 to 11.

The film will be competing with six other documentaries at the Semaine de la critique section, the organizers have announced.

The film is about Nur, a female journalist who covers stories about Syrian and Iraqi women and children in the war against the ISIS terrorists.

Other documentaries are coming from Canada, France, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Argentina.

Founded in 1990, the Semaine de la critique is an independent section within the Locarno festival organized by the Swiss Association of Film Journalists.

The section focuses on innovative films on the periphery of the mainstream – both formally and content wise.

Photo: A scene from “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” by Reza Farahmand

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