Athens Animfest to screen Iran short playlist
Art and Experience: The 14th run of Athens Animfest in Greece is to host a playlist of thirteen short films from Iran.
Among the highlights appear ‘Am I a Wolf?’ by Amir-Houshang Moeen and ‘Bystander’ by Sheyda Kashi.
‘Bystander’ is about “An old man living with a window in front of his eyes. He sees a cold, black and white and fragile world from behind the window. But the window was not always there while he was a young active participant of a big revolution…,”
Moeen’s short film goes into the pure world of children narrating how they can easily feel lonely and irritated.
The fest will also screen ‘Flight 655’ by Hamid Jamali portraying the tragedy of the downing Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 by the US.
As reported earlier by ifilm, Mojtaba Mousavi’s multiple-award winner movie ‘Mr. Deer’ is also another contender for the Grand Prix Athena.
The 9-minute ‘Mr. Deer’ is set in an unknown time, in a ruined subway station which is similar to those in modern European societies. People in this society have animal faces and have forgotten humane values.
The playlist goes on with ‘Tangle’ by Maliheh Gholamzadeh, ‘Pet Man’ by Marzieh Abrarpaydar, ‘Mother’ by Mohammad Qanefard, ‘Starvation’ by Zahra Rostampour and ‘The Damn Junk’ by Amirpouya Afzalipour and Rouhollah Saadatmand.
‘The Last Fish’ by Mahmoud Saemin, ‘The Fox’ by Sadeq Javadi Nikjeh, ‘The Stranger and the Wind’ co-directed by Hamed and Hamid-Reza Ahmadi, and ‘Till the Following Morning’ by Makan Mansourian will also compete at the festival.
The 14th Athens ANIMFEST – International Animation Festival hosts a program full of shorts and feature animation.
The event is slated for March 14-17, 2019 in Athens, Greece.