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‘The eleventh Step’ to premiere at Zlin filmfest

The Zlin filmfest in the Czech Republic is to screen Iran's animation ‘The eleventh Step’.

Iranian animation ‘The eleventh Step’ is to be screened at the Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

The animation, directed by Maryam Kashkulinia, will premiere at the 60th edition of the event.

In a zoo cage that is only ten steps long, a little lion cub was born. On the eleventh step, he bangs his head against the bars. One day, the zookeeper leaves the cage door open; however, the lion cub never dares to take one more step toward its freedom.

The movie has been made based on a story of the same title written by Iranian children’s author Susan Taqdis.

Founded in 1961, the Zlin Film Festival, also known as the international film festival for children and youth, is an annual fest in the Czech Republic.

This year’s edition of the event, which used to be held in June, has been rescheduled over the COVID-19 pandemic to be held on September 4-10, 2020.

The festival will present 300 films from 50 countries, including 158 premieres as well as 37 film workshops and a supporting program.