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Sofia MENAR fest screening Iran’s ‘The Recess’

The Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria is screening Iran’s ‘The Recess’.

Iranian short flick ‘The Recess’ has been selected to go on screen at the 13th edition of the Sofia MENAR Film Festival (SMFF) in Bulgaria.

The short film, written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club.

Sahar, along with three of her friends, are planning to exit the school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.

Mozhan Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are on the cast list.

The SMFF presents the best films, documentaries and short films of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

The 2021 edition of the Bulgarian festival is slated for January 15-31.

This edition of the SMFF will also screen ‘The Other’, ‘A Hairy Tale’, ‘Dance with Me’, ‘Just 6.5’, ‘The Warden’, ‘Forty Seven’, ‘Local Anesthesia’, and ‘Sophomore Year of My School’, all from Iran.