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Italy Figari fest to host ‘Funfair’

Iranian short film ‘Funfair’ is slated to vie at the Figari Film Fest (FFF).

Iranian short film ‘Funfair’ is slated to vie at the Figari Film Fest (FFF).

The award-winning short directed by Kaveh Mazaheri, will be competing at the 2020 edition of the Italian festival.

The 15-minute flick narrates the story of a young married couple and their 5-year-old kid.

The three of them are grabbling with financial issues that the father of the family has brought upon them.

“Majid, a financially struggling man, comes up with a ploy in order to better the life of his wife, Sara”, Reads a brief synopsis for the flick.

‘Funfair’ has gone on screen at several global events, including the 2019 Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, the 21st POFF Shorts in Estonia, the 20th Santa Fe Film Festival in the US, the 29th International Cinema Show of Palencia in Spain, the 24th REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival in Canada, the 18th Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland, and the 15th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy.

The special mention at the Winchester Film Festival in the UK, the Best Screenplay Award at the Court en Scène film festival in France and the Best International Short Film at the Foyle Film Festival in the UK and the Non-European Dramatic Short Award at the European Independent Film Festival in France are among the global honors of ‘Funfair’.

The cast list of the flick includes Sonia Sanjari, Soroush Saeedi and Artin Rabiee.

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 event is slated for June 23-28, 2020.

FM/FM

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