News ID: 195106
Published: 0237 GMT June 19, 2017

Sweden jury can't help voting for Iran's 'Overruled'

Sweden jury can't help voting for Iran's 'Overruled'

Iranian documentary 'Overruled' was announced as the best documentary film in the 4th Afghanistan International Documentary Film Festival in Sweden.

Documentaries produced by filmmakers from Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Iran and Afghanistan were screened in the event held in the Swedish capital Stockholm, and only 16 films were selected by the jury, IRNA reported.

The movie was produced by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jourabchian over a period of three years and it was edited by Bahman Kiarostami.

'Overruled' is about five illegal Afghan migrants who seek refuge in Tehran and quite by accident, find jobs at a tennis court in the north of the Iranian capital and play tennis and learn the sport skillfully.

The Iranian documentary movie had also been nominated for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Canadian Diversity Festival, Irish Silk Road Film Festival, Spain's La Costa Film Festival (LCFF) and the White Nights Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The festival in the Swedish capital wrapped up on June 17.

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