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Iran short ‘Mermaid’ to appear in Fest France

Iran short ‘Mermaid’ is to attend Bordeaux Shorts in France.

Iranian short film ‘Mermaid’ has found way to the Bordeaux Shorts: International Festival of 1-Minute Films and Short Films in France.

Written and directed by Saber Mostafapour, the short will be running at the Shorts Fiction Films competition section of the first edition of the French film event.

‘Mermaid’ narrates the story of a high school boy named Milad who is a female inside. He drops out to gain his true identity. That’s when some of her villain classmates follow her and make it rough for her.

Mehr-Ali Qazvini, Amir Ahangar, Meisam Vahhabi, Mahla Eslami, Mohammadreza Kia, Hamidreza Jafari, Ali Solqani and Tahereh Fard are the cast members of the short flick.

According to the official website of the Bordeaux Shorts, the event accepts super short films on the belief that “The Stories and the way they are told take precedence over the technical means used and that we tell a lot with very little…”.

This year’s edition of the event has specified a section to Iranian filmmakers to be able to easily submit their works to the fest.

It is mentioned on the website of the fest that the political sanctions should not be in the way of directors to show their films to the world.

The closing ceremony for the Bordeaux Shorts is slated for October 23, 2020.