Iran ‘Cube of Sugar’ to vie in Ireland

Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi’s dramatic comedy A Cube of Sugar is to be screened at the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) in Ireland.

The movie is programmed to be presented in the Irish capital Dublin’s Light House cinema as one of the festival’s screening venues.

Mirkarimi’s latest production recounts the story of a family who lives in an old Iranian city and their attempts in dealing with different problems and incidents.

The film was screened at the World Greats Section of the 35th Montreal International film festival in August, 2011.

Mirkarimi’s family drama was also presented at the 2011 edition of Busan International film festival in South Korea and the 17th Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania.

The movie also represented Iran at the 2012 edition of Off Plus Camera Festival in Poland.

Born in 1966, screenwriter and director Mirkarimi has received prizes in several domestic and international festivals.

The 2008 Golden St. George award of Moscow International Film Festival, the 2001 Best Screenplay Prize of Asia-Pacific Film Festival and the 2001 Special Jury Prize of Tokyo International Film Festival are among his many honors.

Under the Moonlight (2001), The Child and the Soldier (2001), So Close, So Far(2005) and As Simple as That (2008) are among Mirkarimi’s better known works.

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival as the Ireland’s largest feature film festival is held in Dublin city centre every February.

This year’s festival is scheduled to take place from February 14 through 24.

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