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Iranian short film ‘The Manchador’ to compete in the US

The 2020 Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest in the US is to host Iran’s ‘The Manchador’.

Iranian short title ‘The Manchador’ has been selected to compete at the 26th Palm Springs International ShortFest in the US.

Directed and written by Kaveh Tehrani, the 20-minute short title is in competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes at the US event.

“Mina and Saeed live a stressful life in Tehran, but Mina sees a future for the family elsewhere. She wants to move abroad, but Saeed then invents a device that places the responsibility for the hijab where it belongs,” a short synopsis to the short reads

The cast of the flick includes Reza Boroujerdi, Narges Rashidi, Sarina Ashkpour, Jasmin Tabatabaee, and Mohammad-Ali Behboudi.

The Oscar-qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest aims to stay the medium that keeps film markets, filmmakers and viewers connected.

Facing “these challenging and unprecedented times caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic”, the festival will be held online this June.

The event also includes virtual classes and panels and free screening of a portion of the official selected films.

This edition of the festival is scheduled for June 16-22, 2020.

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