Directed by Abbas Amini, ‘Hendi & Hormoz’ is set on Iran’s Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf, where hematite deposits in the soil turn the ocean waves blood-red.
The 91-minute feature is about a 16-year-old boy, Hormoz, who is married to Hendi, three years younger than him, after he promises that he can work as a miner.
But the young man finds closed doors instead of a job. Gradually the game of life becomes more serious and dangerous for both kids.
Hamed Alipour, Zohreh Eslami and Mohammad Banouj are among the cast.
The film won best film, best script and new acting talent awards at the 15th edition of the Transsaharien International Film Festival in Nigeria.
‘Hendi & Hormoz’ has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the 14th Arabisches Film Festival and the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany, the 8th ÍRÁN:CI Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the 11th Bengaluru International Film Festival in India, the 36th BUFF in Sweden, the 2019 Middle East Now festival in Italy, the 7th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children & Youth in the UAE, and the 1st UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival in Italy.
The Panorama of Maghreb and Middle Eastern Cinemas, held in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis will allow spectators to discover movies from Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon.
The event includes screenings, meetings with directors and professionals, round tables, concerts and many other festive proposals.
The 15th edition of the event is slated for March 3-21, 2020.