Shorts from Iran to compete in UK festival

September 23, 2018

TEHRAN – The Iranian short films “Like a Good Kid” and “The Fog” will be competing in the Crossing the Screen Film Festival running in Sussex, the UK from November 29 to December 2, the organizers have announced.

The two films are competing in the Narrative Short Films category with a selection of films coming from different countries including India, Mexico, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, and Hungary.

“Like a Good Kid” by Arian Vazirdaftari 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 which will change Matin and Sara for the rest of their lives.

“The Fog” by Ali Shurvarzi centers on a woman who is a corpse washer. She has not washed any children since the death of her own child, but after a while, she finds herself in a situation in which she has to wash a dead child.

Photo:  A scene from “Like a Good Kid” by Iranian director Arian Vazirdaftari

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