Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Houman Seyedi’s World War III which is premiering in the Horizons strand of the 79th Venice Film Festival (August 31 - September 10).

The film stars Mohsen Tanabandeh, from Cannes 2021 Grand Prix winner A Hero, as an aspiring actor cast in a war film with tyrant filmmakers and a secret lover, played by Neda Jebraeili, that risks jeopardising his new career. 

It is one of four Iranian films screening at the festival this year. Seyedi wrote, produced and edited World War III with Arian Vazirdaftar, whose own film Without Her is also at Venice, and Azad Jafarian. 

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