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UAE children to watch Iranian feature ‘Twenty-one Days Later’

The 6th Sharjah Int’l Children’s Film Festival in the UAE is to screen Iranian feature ‘Twenty-one Days Later’.

The 6th edition of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF) in the UAE has set to screen Iranian feature ‘Twenty-one Days Later’.

The feature will be screened at the competition section of the UAE event on October 16.

Directed by Mohammad-Reza Kheradmandan, ‘Twenty-one Days Later’ is a melodrama about a teenager who has to struggle with several challenges in order to fulfill his dad’s wishes.

The film’s synopsis reads, “It’s always the same! The last time the sky started getting cloudy, the weather became so wild that the storm could have pulled down the trees. It was pouring rain, the birds were screaming around their nests. One of the guys said he saw the sun flashing dim and light once or twice.”

Starring Sareh Bayat and Hamidreza Azarang, the Iranian film was premiered at the ‘Soda-ye-Simorgh’ section of the 35th edition of Iran’s Fajr Film Festival.

Grabbing a nomination for Best Visual Effects Crystal Simorgh, ‘Twenty-one Days Later’ was among the most popular audience picks at the 35th Fajr Film Festival.

It has gone on screen at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia, the 2018 Universal Kids Film Festival in Turkey, as well as the 4th Regina International Film Festival in Canada and received the Best Film award at the 25th Kinder Kino Film Festival in Germany as well as an award at the 2018 International Film Festival for Children and Youth - KINOLUB in Poland.

ifilm website has published a comprehensive exclusive report on ‘Twenty-one Days Later’. Click here to watch the report.

This year’s program of the SICFF includes 12 international, 34 Middle Eastern, seven UAE and one Gulf premiere, a mixture of features, shorts, fictions, documentaries and educational films.

The 6th edition of the SICFF is slated for October 13-19, 2018, in Sharjah, the UAE.