VOID fes­ti­val spot­light Ira­nian an­i­ma­tion cin­ema

Tehran Times - - ART&CULTURE -

TEHRAN – A lineup of 11 Ira­nian short an­i­ma­tions will be re­viewed in a spe­cial pro­gram dur­ing the 4th VOID In­ter­na­tional An­i­ma­tion Film Fes­ti­val in Copen­hagen, Den­mark.

“Al­pha­bet” by Kianush Abedi, “Am I a Wolf?” by AmirHushang Moein, “Bal­ance” by Barzan Rostami, “Chim­ney Man” by Me­q­dad Akha­van and “Empty View” by Ali Zare Qanat­noi will be screened in the pro­gram en­ti­tled “New Ira­nian Shorts”.

The lineup also in­cludes “Hide and Seek” by Mohsen Shokr­ta­lab, “Maned and Ma­cho” by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi, “Mr. Deer” by Mo­jtaba Musavi, “Run Rostam Run” by Hos­sein Mo­layemi, “The Fox” by Sadeq Javadi Nik­jeh and “The Ser­vant” by Far­nush Abedi.

“The Last Fic­tion” by Ashkan Rah­gozar, which is based on the clas­sic Ira­nian tale from Per­sian poet Fer­dowsi’s mas­ter­piece Shah­nameh, will also com­pete in the of­fi­cial sec­tion of the fes­ti­val.

The film fol­lows Za­hak’s treach­er­ous rise to the throne in Jamshid in Per­sia. The young and naive hero Afari­doun will have to save the king­dom and its peo­ple from dark­ness. But he must first con­quer his own demons in this por­trayal of Per­sian mythol­ogy that re­veals hu­man na­ture.

The VOID fes­ti­val will be held from Jan­uary 24 to Fe­bru­ary 2.

A scene from Ira­nian short an­i­ma­tion “Run Rostam Run” by Hos­sein Mo­layemi.

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