Art and Experience: Iranian short film ‘Lunch Time’ won three awards at The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – FRAPA, in Brazil.
Lunch Time, directed by Alireza Ghasemi, narrates the story of a 16-year-old girl who has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her young age – won’t let her into the morgue.
Earlier, Lunch Time had become the official selection of Cannes Court Metrage (Cannes Short Film Corner) with the selection committee receiving 4843 short films from which 9 films from Finland, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece, Iran, the US, Poland, China, Colombia, and Sweden were shortlisted.
Khorshid Cheraghipour, Rooya Bakhtiari, Amir Taghdiri, Peyman Naemi, Siavash Cheraghipour, Bahram Emrani, Pouria Akhavan, Mohammad Hadadi, Alireza Ghasemi, Mahdi Yegane, Arash Ghasemi are among the cast members of Lunch Time.
The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – FRAPA is the first Latin American screenwriting festival focused in film and television. Since its first year, the festival has become a powerful space to think and debate screenwriting in Latin America, bringing hundreds of professionals from all over the continent to the South Brazilian capital of Porto Alegre and contributing for the exchange of experiences, the qualification of professionals and the celebration of new partnerships in Brazilian TV and film production.