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Italian Figari to screen Iranian ‘Oblivion’

The 9th Figari Film Fest in Italy is to screen Iranian short ‘Oblivion’.

Iranian short ‘Oblivion’ has been set to compete at the 9th edition of the Figari Film Fest in Italy.

Produced by Iranian Youth Cinema Society, ‘Oblivion’ depicts the challenges facing people in their old ages.

Directed by Fatemeh Mohammadi, it narrates the story of a woman who tries everything she can to make her husband’s life worth living despite Alzheimer’s.

Mohammadi recently grabbed Best First Time Director award for ‘Oblivion’ at the April 2019 edition of the Milestone Worldwide Film Festival in Italy.

The Iranian short film received an award at the 2018 Moondance International Film Festival in US, second Best Film award at the 2nd Shahu International Film Festival in India, Best Student Film award at the 2019 Diamond Film Awards in Italy, and Best Short Film Cultural Diversity award at the 2019 Setting Sun Film Festival in Australia.

Established in 2011, the Figari Film Fest is a festival and market dedicated to young and independent cinema, short films, and young directors’ debuts.

The festival presents about 50 under-20-minute films in several sections every year.

The 9th edition of the Figari is scheduled for June 14–23, 2019.

MG/AG

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