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  • New Success for Amir Reza Koohestani

    'Hearing' Receives Bitef Festival Award

    'Hearing', which is written and directed by noted Iranian director Amir Reza Koohestani, received special award of the 51st Belgrade International Theater Festival (Bitef) in Serbia.

    'Hearing', a performance by Mehr Theater Group, has had numerous foreign tours. It had been performed in Belgrade and Skopje, Macedonia recently, Iran Theater reported.

    The play won special Jovan Cirilov award of the 51st Belgrade International Theater Festival from an international jury including Maria Shevtsova (the president), Margaret Sörenson, Ivana Sajko, Draško Adžić and Igor Koruga.

    'Hearing' will have performances in France and Belgium next week.

    The 70-minute play is starred by Elham Korda, Mahin Sadri, Mona Ahmadi and Ainaz Azarnoush.

    The synopsis of the play in website of Mehr Theater Group is "The girls’ dormitory was always like an unattainable castle.

    The doors and windows had thousand kinds of fences, locks, barriers, with thick glasses and guards and the arrests at the entrance. After the entrance door, a female world begun in which the entree of any man was prohibited. Mahin, my girlfriend and actress of my latest plays – and probably the actress playing the role for the warden – who has lived in one the same University dormitories for a year, says: “If one technician was supposed to come and fix the air conditioner, before he came up, they would announce it in the microphone that way: ‘Dear girls, please observe your hijab, a man wants to come upstairs’.”

    Now, presume that in a situation like this, one day, a girl reported that she had heard a man in one of the rooms. This would be the starting point of the performance."

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