Articles & Notes — January 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

New York Museum of Modern Art screens award-winning Iranian movie

modest-receptionIranian movie “Modest Reception” has been presented during a public screening in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

The latest production of filmmaker and actor Mani Haghighi has been screened in the American museum since January 13, and is slated to be presented in a number of movie theaters in Los Angles, Boston, Washington and Chicago.

The middle class drama recounts the story of a mysterious couple from the capital city of Tehran who distribute large bags of money among people in a poor mountain border town.

Modest Reception was also screened in some movie theaters in Switzerland last year, and is scheduled to hit the movie theaters in Germany and Austria later in 2013.

The movie has so far received five International awards, and has been presented in 36 film festivals and events across the world.

The movie received Free Spirit Award from the 2012 edition of Warsaw International Film Festival.

It was also awarded at the 2012 edition of Berlin International Film Festival where it was described as ‘an intelligent provocation’ by the festival’s organizers.

The movie won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award of the event’s International Forum of New Cinema section.

In India, the 2012 Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival honored Taraneh Alidousti, the movie’s lead actress, and Haqiqi with Best Actress and Best Actor Awards.


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