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Iran’s ‘Sluggish Life’ to vie at UK fest

Iranian short ‘Sluggish Life’ is to compete at the Encounters film festival in the UK.

Iran’s short ‘Sluggish Life’ has been scheduled to go on screen at the 25th edition of the Encounters Short Film Festival in the UK.

Directed by Mohsen Mehri, the short narrates the story of a man who is living a weird life.

“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,” a synopsis for ‘Sluggish Life’ reads.

The short is produced by Qazvin Youth Cinema Association along with Moeen Takrousta and Alireza Rahimzadeh.

Mehri’s short has previously participated at a number of 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, and the 9th Queens World Film Festival in the US.

The Encounters, the UK’s leading short film festival, brings the audience the best of international short films, animations, and virtual realities.

The festival supports, discovers and develops new talents in filmmaking. It also provides a platform for emerging filmmakers from around the world.

The festival will take place in Bristol on September 24-29 2019.