Tuesday 16 April 2024
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The Magic Watch, Narrator of Cultural Identity of Iran

The Magic Watch, Narrator of Cultural Identity of Iran


Mohammad Mehdi Nakhaei Rad, the producer of “The Magic Watch”, says the animation deals with the Iranian cultural identity.
He made the remarks at the press conference held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, on the fourth day of the 42nd Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) in Tehran.
Nakhaei Rad said in the presser that children should get familiar with the Iranian culture.
“It’s better for children to get to know about their history and identity,” he said, noting felt-making is rarely practiced in Iran.
Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing, and pressing animal hair together.
As to the script of the animation, Nakhaei Rad said that a team studied the story for about 2 years.
It took 3 years for the film crew to produce the animation, he noted.
The producer went on to say that over 100 cast and crew members worked on the animation.
Mohammad Ali Basiri Nik, the director of “The Magic Watch”, said that animation production takes a large amount of time and money.
“There are a few professionals and experts in animation making,” he said.
“To have a qualified team, we trained some talented crew members,” he further noted.
“A boy receives a gift from his grandfather. Using this gift, he travels through time and into the past,” the synopsis of the animation read.
“Going back in time, he can see his grandmother’s childhood.”
Presided by Mojtaba Amini, the 42nd edition of Iran’s largest annual film festival will be held from February 1-11, 2024, in Tehran.

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