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Bulgaria’s Golden Kuker to meet Iranian ‘Hero’

The Int’l Animation Filmfest- Golden Kuker in Bulgaria is to screen Iranian ‘Hero’.

The International Animation Film Festival (IAFF) - Golden Kuker Sofia in Bulgaria has scheduled to screen acclaimed Iranian short animation ‘Hero’.

The short animation is produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults and directed by Kianoush Abedi.

The 9-minute flick is about an old woodcutter and his wife.

They reside in an abundant forest and suffer profusely from childlessness.

Hero, a living tree, serves as their surrogate child, and also helps the young wife to cope with her life.

But nature, once again, has turned her cheeks away from these two.

Launched in 2010 in Sofia, the Golden Kuker is the first animation film festival in Bulgaria.

The IAFF is a platform to showcase the best of global and Bulgarian animations aiming at promoting the creativity of this art.

This year’s edition of the IAFF will be held online on September 1-6, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘This Side, Other Side’ by Lida Fazli, ‘Greyish’ by Eqbal Shirzaee-Sani, ‘Rainy Recollection’ by Masoud Qodsieh, ‘Mr. Indifferent’ by Aryasb Feiz, ‘Tangle’ by Maliheh Gholamzadeh, ‘The Secret of Pond’ by Mani Vatandoust, as well as ‘Malayz’ by Leila Ahang, Sara Hanif, Maryam Alavi and Marziyeh Kordlou are the other Iran representatives at the Bulgarian event.

Iran’s animated short title ‘Am I a Wolf?’ by Amir-Houshang Moeen grabbed Best Short film made for kids award at the 2019 edition of the Golden Kuker - Sofia.