The Role by Farnush Samadi about a woman who accompanies her husband for an audition, Delay by Ali Asgari about a man and his two children who are late for their flight, and Fault Line by Soheil Amirsharifi about a schoolgirl who tries to hide a mistake she’s made, are among the films.
The lineup also includes Elephant’s Shadow by Arman Khansarian, Reverence by Sogol Rezvani, That Night Raining by Mohammad-Mehdi Baqeri and The Day of Duty by Ali Farahani.
Elephant’s Shadow tells the story of Leila whose father has only a few days left to live according to his doctors. His only concern is for his daughter’s welfare as he knows how difficult life can be for a divorcee in Tehran. Leila decides to plan a scenario for her dad so that he can die peacefully.
Reverence is about Rana who is in love with her co-actor Bahram, and decides to run away from reality on the last night of their play.
That Night Raining is about a man whose wife wakes him up at midnight and states that someone is in their home.
The festival will also screen In Between by Aliyar Rasti about a woman who is under investigation for a crime, Funfair by Kaveh Mazaheri about members of a family who risk their lives to earn more money, and The Woman I Was by Azadeh Salimian about a pregnant woman who is spending a sleepless night.
Aorta by Saeid Zarei and The Crossing by Sara Ghafurian will also be screened in the official competition of the festival, while Beyond the Fence by Arman Qolipur and Finish Line by Saeid Mayahi will go on screen in the documentary section.
The Linz International Short Film Festival aims at supporting young, talented and independent filmmakers and giving them the opportunity to present their creations in a professional setting.
Source: Tehran Times