Dash Akol wins Best Animation at LIFF 2018
Art and Experience: Iranian animated piece ‘Dash Akol’ directed by Hajar Mehrani won Best Animation award at the 15th annual London Independent Film Festival (LIFF 2018) in Britain.
‘Dash Akol’ takes its name from a short story written by renowned Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat (1903-1951), but departs from the narrative wherever symbols are concerned, according to the director.
Mehrani’s animation is narrated on the basis of dialogue and music scored by composer and kamancheh player Maryam Chaleshbayan.
The animated piece is about Dash Akol, his love story with Marjan, and his scuffles with his old enemy, Kak-Rostam.
The 15th annual London Independent Film Festival (LIFF 2018) ran from 13th to 22nd April 2018 at Kino Bermondsey.