Kerala film festival dedicates section to Iranian shorts 

July 16, 2018

TEHRAN – The 11th edition of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India will put its spotlight on short films from Iranian cinema in a program titled “Persian Tales: Short Fiction from Iran”.

A lineup of 18 films selected by Amir-Masud Soheili and Hadi Alipanah will be reviewed in the program, the organizers have announced.

“Lunch Time” by Alireza Qasemi, “Lost Property” by Hamed Nejabat, “Icky” by Parastu Kardgar, “A Girl in the Room” by Karim Lakzadeh, “Animal” co-directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark, “Not Yet” by Arian Vazirdaftari and “Maned & Macho” by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi are among the movies.

Also included are “Pale Mirrors” by Salem Salavati, “The Little Boy” by Mona Shahi, “The Man Who Wasn’t Here” by Ata Mojabi and “Whole to Part” by Vahid Hosseininami.

In addition, “Like a Good Kid” by Arian Vazirdaftari will go on screen in the competition section of the festival, which will be running from July 20 to 24.

The film tells the story of Sara, a 24-year-old girl who is supposed to babysit Matin, a 6-year-old boy, for the day, while his mother is at work. In the morning, Matin tells Sara a story of a fight with his mother from the night before that leads to a series of events throughout the day that will change Matin and Sara for the rest of their lives.

Photo: A scene from “Pale Mirrors” by Salem Salavati


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