Three Iranian films will compete with several international films at the 56th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, slated for October 14-25, 2020.
According to ECO Cultural Institute quoting IRNA, the Iranian film Careless Crime (Jenayat-e bi deghat) by Shahram Mokri will have its North American Premiere at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival in the International Feature Film competition after its World Premiere in the Orizzonti competition in Venice, where it was awarded the Bisato d'Oro award.
Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Winner 'There Is No Evil' directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof is another film that will compete at the Masters section of the Festival.
'There is No Evil' is an anthology feature comprised of four stories of men who are each put in front of an unthinkable but simple choice - to follow orders to enforce the death penalty upon others, or not. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly corrode themselves, their relationships, and their entire lives.
‘Spotted Yellow,' by Baran Sarmad, will also be at the Short Competition section of the Chicago festival.
Sarmad's short film tells the story of Roya, a young girl with a yellow spot on her face. One day she feels the signs of a real giraffe in her life. And her normal life is slowly changing.
The 56th edition of the festival follows a pandemic hybrid model of mostly digital offerings, along with eight films presented at the popular ChiTown Movies drive-in. Since the summer this modest 2020 Chicago phenomenon has become the city's preferred drive-in location, located in Pilsen, just off South Throop Street behind the big brick ChiTown Futbol facility, according to chicagotribune.com.