Ensieh Shah-Hosseini, director of the acclaimed Iranian movie “Good Night Commander”, has announced her plan to make “Don’t Shoot at Children” about the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and its aftermath.
The project received the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2015, however, it was not made at that time due to some financial issues facing producer Seyyed Amir Seyyedzadeh, Shah-Hosseini said on Thursday.
“Everything is OK now and shooting will start in the near future,” she added,
The film will be shot in the Arabic language with an all-Iraqi cast.
Shah-Hosseini directed “Good Night Commander” in 2006 about a correspondent on the front during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The film describes the terrors of war as seen through the eyes of a timid reporter who manages to overcome her thoughts of suicide on the battlefield.
This drama, conceived as harsh “psychotherapy”, tells of the beautiful Maryam who, after her unsuccessful marriage, thinks of committing suicide in a way that would at least be of some benefit to others. She thus enters the Iran-Iraq war as a reporter.