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Mo Ghorbankarimi

Director / DOP / VFX Artist

The Desert Fish - Official Trailer

The Desert Fish - Official Trailer
A Film by Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
- Winner of Outstanding Canadian Feature @ ReelWorld Film Festival, 2014.
- Winner of Audience Choice Award @ ReelWorld Film Festival, 2014.
- Winner of Best Feature Film Award @ SVFF Silicon Valley Film Festival, 2014.
- Winner of Special Jury award as “The Best Film of the year” @ Isfahan Children film festival.
- Winner of Best Narrative Feature, Mid budget, 2014, @ TIFVA.
- Official Selection at Victoria Film Festival, BC.
- Official Selection at Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose.
- Official Selection at Cinema Iran Film Festival, Munich.
Filmed on-location in the Provinces of Semnan and Baluchestan, Iran: ‘The Desert Fish’ is a project that in many ways is the first of its kind. Independently produced and directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Mohammad Ghorbankarimi, the film merges poetic-lyricism with realism into a beautiful narrative and a cinematographic feast for the eyes.
Spanning more than 2000 kilometers of never-before-filmed countryside, ‘The Desert Fish’ follows the haunting journey of a young boy in search of his mother who was lost at sea more than eight years ago. And through his search, we witness a theme common to the human condition: The enduring love of a child for his parents… and the extent to which he will make personal sacrifices for a chance at happiness.
‘The Desert Fish’ reveals a world rich in color, texture and emotion. A real place, full of life… affected by both political and environmental change, wherein the story of a simple Baluchi boy speaks very loudly about the trials of adolescence… the philosophy of hope… the reality of loss… and the possibility of Redemption.
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