Art and Experience: “The Last Fiction” by Iranian director Ashkan Rahgozar and “Captain Morten and the Spider Queen” by Estonian director Kaspar Jancis are the two sole feature-length movies competing in the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival, the organizers have announced.

“The Last Fiction” is based on a story from the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of the Persian poet Ferdowsi. It is about Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in Jamshid in Persia. The young and naive hero Afaridoun wants to save the kingdom and its people from darkness. But he must first conquer his own demons in this portrayal of Persian mythology that reveals human nature.

“Captain Morten and the Spider Queen” is about Morten, a dreamy 10-year-old boy who is magically shrunk down to the size of an insect and must learn to sail his toy boat across familiar but now dangerous surroundings.

The 11th Tehran International Animation Festival opened at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) on Sunday.

Acclaimed animated movies from across the world are competing in the festival, which will continue until March 7.

Source: Tehran Times