Art and Experience: Iranian short film ‘Red Peace’ was awarded at Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) held on September 14-25.

Directed by Rahim Toufan, Red Peace has attended eight film festivals across the world so far, including Marbella film festival in Spain, JiFFest in Indonesia and Sulaymaniyah Film Festival in Iraq.

It has also won many awards including Golden Lion at Jiffest – Jakarta International Film Festival. Catherine Aslani, Hashem Qadimi, Hossein Khani and Somayyeh Toofan are among the cast.

Red Peace is a bilingual Kurdish-Turkish tale of an unfulfilled love between a Syrian refugee girl and a Turkish border patrol. Syrian refugees welcome the tryst as an opportunity to cross the border. The girl grapples with choosing her family or the Turkish patrol’s love when she discovers that she has been abused by his family as a means to deflect the Turkish patrol from his duties.

The film is set in mountainous and forest countryside of Ardebil, and filmed under extreme weather conditions.

The Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) is an annual film festival held in Cyprus. The festival takes place in Nicosia and Pafos in cooperation with the Cultural International Festivals.