“My Arms Flew” hailed at Jaipur film festival

January 29, 2019 - 18:25

TEHRAN – “My Arms Flew” directed by Hossein Nuri from Iran has won an honorable mention at the 11th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), the organizers have announced.

The film narrates the story of Hossein Nuri who creates his paintings with his mouth. Nuri suffers a spinal cord injury due to the tortures he experienced by SAVAK, the Shah’s intelligence services. 

In this movie filmed by Nuri’s son Mahmud, Hossein needs to create a number of paintings in a limited time for an exhibit in the United States in order to be able to go visit his son who is studying in the U.S.

Nuri’s wife Nadia Maftuni has also played in the movie. 

Tiago Arakilian from Brazil won the award for best director for his movie “Before I Forget”.

The festival took place in the northwestern Indian city of Jaipur from January 18 to 22. 

Photo: A poster for “My Arms Flew” directed by Hossein Nuri.