The 10th edition of the DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival in Ukraine has set to screen Iranian feature ‘Douch’.
Directed by Amir Mashhadi-Abbas, the feature made it into the competition program of the Ukrainian event.
‘Douch’ tells the story of a 10-year-old boy, Gholamreza, who is looking for money to trade his old bicycle.
During his pursuit, he comes upon a contest that promises enough money for a new bicycle if he can manage to teach an illiterate person in the village how to read and write.
Gholamreza decides to take part in the contest, and his pupil is a grouchy 90-year-old woman with really poor eyesight and hearing, who does not want to learn anything.
The film has so far taken part at the 59th Zlin International Festival for Children and Youth in the Czech Republic.
Founded in 2009, the DYTIATKO brings together creative children and young people from different countries to Ukraine.
The 10th edition of the DYTIATKO is slated for September 4-7, 2019 in Kharkiv.