Iranian short film titled ‘Varnish’ has been picked to attend the 2019 Okno Filmfest in Russia.
Directed and produced by Mahnaz Ronaghi, the 20-minute short will be in competition at the 29th edition of the Russian film event.
According to Ronaghi, the story for her debut feature is based on real life events. It narrates the life story of an author who keeps living under specific circumstances.
Pouriya Fallah, Roya Javidnia, Hamed Sharifi and Hadi Ameri are the cast members of the film.
The short has already attended a number of international film events, including the 2018 Los Angeles CineFest in the US and 2018 In-Short Film Festival in Nigeria.
The latest edition of the Okno Filmfest (also OKHO in Russian) is slated for May 2-8, 2019.