FIFF: 10 Short Films to Compete in Eastern Vista

FIFF: 10 Short Films to Compete in Eastern Vista

The 2021 Fajr International Film Festival has announced the names of 10 short films that are participating in the Eastern Vista category, Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries.

According to the Secretariat of the annual event, the feature films are as followed:

Abandoned Village

Georgia | 2020 | 14 min

Director: Mariam Kapanadze

Synopsis

Village, as a human being, is born out of love. Village, as a human being, is ruined, if left without love.

Anya

Azerbaijan | 2021 | 13 min

Director: Latif Latifsoy

Cast: Anya Viktorovna

Synopsis

The film presents episodes from the life of Anya Viktorovna and the depths of her world of dreams and thoughts. Anya, in her previous life, was a Russian language and literature teacher in a village.

Boars

Afghanistan | 2020 | 15 min

Director: Gholam Reza Jafari

Cast: Iman Nazifi, Shohre Mousavi, Ebrahim Haj Heydari

Synopsis

A man is married to a widow whose late husband died while abroad. Then the villagers tell him the guy is not dead and is back.

Child Welfare

South Korea | 2020 | 14 Min

Director: HONG Yeon-i

Cast: Yoon Se-Hyun, Yoo Byeong-Sun, Jung Seo-In

Synopsis

A delivery guy visits a kid after getting a complaint for sneaking food from child welfare support. What is going on in this house?

Forced

Iran | 2020 | 14 min

Director: Siavash Gorjestani

Cast: Samira Hamidi, Ebrahim Heydari, Masoomeh Rahimi, Amir Mohammad Jafari, Masoud Mosavi

Synopsis

The 8 years old Afghan girl, Golchehreh, is forced into arranged marriage with her playmate Jafar.

Bethlehem 2001

Palestine | 2020 | 14 min

Director: Ibrahim Handal

Cast: Hind Abushkaidem, Yousef Abushakaidem

Synopsis

A young Palestinian is stuck between his current reflections and childhood memories of the military invasion and siege of Bethlehem. Trying to understand how his parents led him through those difficult times, he tries to live with reality.

I’m an Iranian

Iran | 2020 | 9 min

Director: Alireza Kavianrad

Cast:

Synopsis

A child is born in Iran. It’s a life journey with him in different places to learn more about the Iranian culture and music.

Lal

Turkey | 2020 | 15 min

Director: Gökalp Gönen

Cast:

Synopsis

Born from a word out of nowhere, the creature must eat one of its own to survive. This word which the creature has managed to pronounce wins him friends and enemies.

Nantong Night

China, France | 2021 | 13 min

Director: Leopold Dewolf, Emma Qian

Cast: Jian Zhang, Xingxiang Mao, Sijia Dong

Synopsis

Jian works as an e-driver in Nantong, China, driving the cars of customers too drunk to drive home. One night, however, one of his passengers asks him to be taken to the police station.

The Red Mountain

Lebanon | 2020 | 15 min

Director: Kamel Harb

Cast: Ahmad Bdeir, Mahdi Hachem, Mohamad Mokadem

Synopsis

To escape from the cruel reality of living in a boarding school, the boy students dream of a better place.

The 2021 FIFF is scheduled to get underway in the Iranian capital on May 26-June 2. This year’s event is presided over by Iranian film director and screenwriter Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour. The festival is widely considered one of the most prestigious and influential in Asia, Europe and Greater Middle East.


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