The Last Fiction

The Story of Zahak


90 Min



Persian with English Subtitles






Adults and young adults

Suitable for

Based on classic Persian literature, The Shahnameh by Ferdowsi (The Book of Kings), the film follows upstart ruler Zahak’s treacherous rise to the thrown in Jamkard (ancient Persia) and naïve Afaridoun, the young hero who will save the kingdom and people from darkness.
Zahak, who makes a Faustian pact to control the throne, is now haunted by his evil deeds. His recent nightmares and now a told prophecy of how a young man he wronged in the past will rise up against him has him worried and unstable, jeopardizing everything. However, Afaridoun must first conquer his own inner demons before he can battle Zahak’s dark forces to be the hero of Jamkard, restore peace to the kingdom.
The Last Fiction is the first animated feature made entirely in Iran.

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Sunday March 15, 2020

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