Iranian short film ‘Sluggish Life’ is set to compete at the 20th edition of the ShorTS International Film Festival in Italy.
Written and directed by Mohsen Mehri, the film was produced by the Qazvin Youth Cinema Association along with Moein Takrousta and Alireza Rahimzadeh.
The 11-minute short narrative’s synopsis reads: “A man lives alone in a dark house between millions of eggs; he wants to call someone but he does not succeed until the phone rings...”
‘Sluggish Life’ has so far attended 13 international film festivals including the 2018 Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, the 2018 Izmir Short Film Festival in Turkey, the 2018 Tehran International Short Film Festival in Iran, the 2019 Watersprite International Student Film Festival in the UK, the 6th Chennai International Short Film Festival in India, the 9th Queens World Film Festival in the US, and the 2019 Art Slope Film Festival.
Mehri’s film was awarded Best Narrative Short at the 2019 Art Slope Film Festival in New York, US last month.
The 20th edition of the ShorTS International Film Festival will be hosting 20 Italian short films, along with 82 short films from 30 countries, most of which received awards from major international film festivals in 2018.
ShorTS International Film Festival is set to be held from June 28 – July 6 in the northeastern Italian port city of Trieste.