Art and Experience: Iranian short ‘Retouch’ directed by Kaveh Mazaheri has been accepted into the main competition section of the 28th edition of Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden.
This year, 15 short films from Iran, China, France, Cyprus, Denmark, Lebanon, Palestine, Chile, Croatia, Slovakia, the United States, Australia, Belgium, Japan, South Korea and Poland are competing in the Swedish event.
Produced by the Iranian Young Cinema Society, ‘Retouch’ is the story of a young woman whose husband dies before her eyes while she cannot do anything but to witness this tragic scene.
Earlier, ‘Retouch’ received awards from various renowned festivals, including Jinzhen in China, Tribeca, Krakow and Palm Springs, and has been qualified as a nominee for the Academy Awards. So far, this short film has been showcased in more than ten festivals approved by the Academy.
Launched in 1990, Stockholm International Film Festival has been held every year from Nov. 8 to Nov.19.
The festival is recognized for its ability to promote and offer a venue for young and unestablished filmmakers. As many as a third of the films selected are made by a debuting director and only directors who have made less than 3 films are selected for the competition.