Hendi and Hormoz directed by Abbas Amini is about an arranged marriage. The story of the film is set on the hematite-rich island of Hormoz where Hendi, a 13-year-old girl, is married off to Hormoz, a 16-year-old who is jobless and lives in poverty like most of the rest of the island’s inhabitants. When Hendi becomes pregnant, Hormoz turns to a drug smuggler in an effort to ensure his family’s livelihood.

Beyond the Fence by Arman Qolipur is about Behnaz who is a really talented football player. Her dream is to play for the Iranian football team and play in the best European leagues. She trains hard and is determined but being a girl and living in a small town in Iran presents difficulties.

121 films from 40 different countries will be competing in the festival this year.

Source: Tehran Times