Directed by Reza Farahmand, the documentary "Copper Notes of a Dream" is slated to be screened in the Competition Section of Critics' Week (Semaine de la critique) in the 72nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival.

Iran (IMNA) - Produced by Morteza Shanani, the film will hit the silver screened in two shows in La Sala Hall at 11 AM local time on August 15 and 18:30PM local time on Aug 16. The film is slated to vie with several films from France, Germany, the Switzerland, Hungry, etc. The film is being distributed with Art House Cinematheque Company headed by Marjan Alizadeh. 

'"Copper Notes of a Dream" tells the story of Mallouk, a ten-year-old boy who collects the copper wire along with his friends. They gather the wire from homes demolished during war and sell the collection in order to make a living.

The festival is being held from Aug 7-17 and is comprising the competitive and non-competitive sections including International competition,  Semaine de la critique, Tomorrow Jaguars, Play Forward, etc.

Throughout its 72 year history, the Locarno Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.

In Locarno they find a quality program, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night.

During its long history, the Locarno Film Festival has had the pleasure to welcome stars as Marlene Dietrich, Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, Susan Sarandon, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel or Adrien Brody This is what makes Locarno unique: every year it attracts major personalities from the field of movies, who rediscover the magic of cinema right here in Locarno.

Farahmand has previously attended in Locarno festival with "Women with Gunpowder Earrings". So far, he has attended in over 30 film festivals and won several awards in different festivals in Signes de Nuit in Paris, Germany, Czech Republic, etc.

So far several acclaimed Iranian figures including late Abbad Kiarostami, Naser Taqvaei, Jafar panahi, Abolfazl Jalili, etc have been awarded in Locarno festival.

The film cast is as follows:

Producer: Morteza Shabani

Director: Reza Farahmand

Edit: Reza Farahmand, Fatemeh Bonyadi

Music: Christophe Rezai

Plan Executer: Saeed Sadeqi

Sound: Hamid Ahmadi, Hassan Mahdavi

Cinematographer: Mehrdad Amin, Reza Farahmand

Color Edit: Saman Vafaei

Poster Designer: Ali Baqeri

International Distributor: Marjan Alizadeh

Production Manager: Samlem Mohammadi

Public Relations and Advisor in Iran: Mohsen Dalili

Manager of International Section: Mansour Jahani

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