The program aims at offering an opportunity for Canadian audiences to discover a new portrait of Iranians, which has never been shown in the Western media, the organizers have said.

Bayern Munich by Negin Aminzadeh, about a man who finds out his girlfriend is leaving him while watching a soccer match, Black Eared by Behzad Azadi, about a young babysitter who is accused of mistreatment, and Gaze by Farnush Samadi, about a woman who witnesses a robbery, are among the films. 

Elephant’s Shadow by Arman Khansarian, Retouch by Kaveh Mazaheri, Lay My Bed in the Room by Amir Tuderusta and Highlight by Shahrzad Dadgar will also go on screen during the program. 

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.

Retouch is about a young woman whose husband is trapped under a halter during a workout, but she declines to save him and, consequently, he dies.

Lay My Bed in the Room is about a family that has to leave together in a house for a while after the death of a loved one.

The lineup also includes Like a Good Kid by Arian Vazirdaftari about the tensions between a child and his babysitter, Greed by Mohammad Mojallal about a man who is accused of stealing a golden tooth of a deceased and Vision by Soheil Amir-Sharifi about a man who betrays his girlfriend’s trust.

The program will also screen Manicure by Arman Fayyaz, Marzieh by Dornaz Hajiha and Daad by Moha Arzhang. 

Each screening will be followed by a review session, which will be attended by critics and film experts, including Canadian filmmaker Simon Galiero.

Source: Tehran Times