A highlight of the lineup is Mohammad Bakhshi’s drama Are You Volleyball?!, which will be screened in the international competition.

The film is about a group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers who arrive at the border of an English-speaking country and can go no further. There are scuffles with the border guards every day until volleyball becomes the catalyst that improves relations.

Nahal by Hadi Alipanah and The Sea Swells by Amir Gholami will also be competing in the official section.

Six other movies will be screened in the Animation and Video Art category.

The films are 999999999 by Karim Azimi, Inversion by Amir-Hossein Riahi, Rainy Recollection by Masud Qodsieh Watch Me! by Reza Mehranfar and Sink and One Person, both directed by Mahbubeh Kalai.

Over 30 films from Australia, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Spain, Italy, Kurdistan, Macedonia, Puerto Rico, Serbia, USA, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia and Sweden will also compete in the event.

Source: Tehran Times