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:
Georgia | 2020 | 14 min
Director: Mariam Kapanadze
Village, as a human being, is born out of love. Village, as a human being, is ruined, if left without love.
Azerbaijan | 2021 | 13 min
Director: Latif Latifsoy
Cast: Anya Viktorovna
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.
Afghanistan | 2020 | 15 min
Director: Gholam Reza Jafari
Cast: Iman Nazifi, Shohre Mousavi, Ebrahim Haj Heydari
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.
South Korea | 2020 | 14 Min
Director: HONG Yeon-i
Cast: Yoon Se-Hyun, Yoo Byeong-Sun, Jung Seo-In
A delivery guy visits a kid after getting a complaint for sneaking food from child welfare support. What is going on in this house?
Iran | 2020 | 14 min
Director: Siavash Gorjestani
Cast: Samira Hamidi, Ebrahim Heydari, Masoomeh Rahimi, Amir Mohammad Jafari, Masoud Mosavi
The 8 years old Afghan girl, Golchehreh, is forced into arranged marriage with her playmate Jafar.
Palestine | 2020 | 14 min
Director: Ibrahim Handal
Cast: Hind Abushkaidem, Yousef Abushakaidem
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
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.
Turkey | 2020 | 15 min
Director: Gökalp Gönen
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.
China, France | 2021 | 13 min
Director: Leopold Dewolf, Emma Qian
Cast: Jian Zhang, Xingxiang Mao, Sijia Dong
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
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.