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'Manicure' wins award at Diversity Film Festival

Iranian short 'Manicure' grabs an award at the 5th Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the US.

Iranian short 'Manicure' has grabbed an award at the 5th edition of the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (LADFF) in the US.

Directed by Arman Fayyaz, the 14-minute film won the best short film award at the arts section of the US film event.

‘Manicure’ tells the story of a man struggling to cope with the unexpected death of his wife who committed suicide in a village. He has to bury his wife, but the villagers refuse to bury the corpse in the holy tomb of the village.

It has so far gone on screen at some international film events, including the 2018 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in the US and has won awards such as the best film award at the Big Bang International Short Film Festival in Athens, Greece.

The LADFF is aimed at establishing a true multicultural experience represented by the world’s independent film community.

The 5th edition of the event took place on July 26-28, 2018 in US city of Los Angeles.