Iran’s short ‘Manicure’ has been set to attend the 2019 Imagineindia International Film Festival in Spain.
Directed by Arman Fayyaz, the film will be featured at the 18th edition of the Spanish festival.
'Manicure' tells the story of a young man who has trouble coping with the sudden death of his wife, while facing pressure from angry local villagers after a shocking fact is revealed during her burial.
Produced in 2017, the 14-minute short film has so far participated in various global film events, including the 24th Encounters Film Festival in the UK, the 9th Istanbul International Short Film Festival in Turkey, the Big Bang International Short Film Festival in Greece and the 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US.
‘Manicure has also received various awards such as the best short film award at the 5th Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the US as well as the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema) in Brazil.
Earlier reports said that Iranian feature films ‘Appendix’ by Hossein Namazi and Arash Lahouti’s ‘Orange Days’ are also included in official selections of this year’s Imagineindia International Film Festival.
The 18th edition of the festival will take place in Madrid on May 17-31.