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Italy to screen Iranian A Minor Leap Down

A Minor Leap Down directed by Hamed Rajabi will be screened at 51st Pesaro International Film Festival in Italy held inJuly 20-27.

The film is about a thirty-year-old woman, Nahal, which spends her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her husband give her a chance to speak.

Negar Javaherian, Rambod Javan, Mahmoud Behrouzian, Mehr Al Agha, Sadaf Ahmadi, Saeed Eshtiaghi, Shafagh Shokri, Afshin Liaghat and Zhila Daei star in the movie.

Since its founding in 1965, Pesaro International Film Festival has been a window to new cinema.

In its early years it gathered and presented all the principal films of the Nouvelles Vagues that developed during the 60s and 70s in Western and Eastern Europe, in Latin America (“Cinema Nôvo” and a retrospective of Cuban films) and in Asia (with a new Japanese cinema retrospective).

The festival has screened films by filmmakers who went on to become internationally renowned and also has organized meetings and debates featuring guests such as Roland Barthes, Christian Metz, Umberto Eco and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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