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‘A Few Cubic Meters of Love’ to vie at Chicago film festival

A scene from Jamshid Mahmoudi’s A scene from Jamshid Mahmoudi’s A Few Cubic Meters of Love

Iranian filmmaker Jamshid Mahmoudi’s drama A Few Cubic Meters of Love has been selected to compete at the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival in the United States.

Mahmoudi’s debut feature film as a romantic drama chronicles tragic story of Afghan asylum seekers, who live with their families in old containers or modest shacks in shanty towns near Tehran.

Shot in Afghanistan, the film is slated to represent Afghanistan for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

“My film is to be presented as an Afghan production at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015,” the film director Mahmoudi had earlier said.

"While A Few Cubic Meters of Love, which is a joint production of both Iran and Afghanistan, received the public screening permission across Iran for the second half of the current year, the film team decided to have it screened in Afghanistan before the Oscars’ deadline (end of September) and introduce the film as an Afghan production," the director explained.

According to Academy Awards’ regulations, only those movies which are screened in their countries before October 2 can be submitted to take part in the event.

The film also entered the film lineup of the 19th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea that will take place from October 2 to 11.

Produced by Aseman-Parvaz Film Company, the 90-minute feature film premiered at the 2013 Fajr International Film Festival and won two Crystal Simorgh awards.

The 2014 edition of Chicago International Film Festival is programmed to take place from October 9 through 23.

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