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Locarno 2020 to host Iran ‘Spotted Yellow’

Iran short ‘Spotted Yellow’ is to attend at Locarno Int’l Filmfest in Switzerland.

Iranian short film ‘Spotted Yellow’ has found a slot in competition program of the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.

Directed by Baran Sarmad, the 12-minute short is one of the 43 international shorts that will be in contention at the Pardi di domani section of the 73rd edition of the Swiss film event.

The short is about Roya, a girl who has a yellow spot on her face. One day she feels the signs of a real giraffe within and that is when her life starts to change little by little.

A tagline for ‘Spotted Yellow’ reads, “She sees her spots. She hears her voice and she feels her”.

According to Sarmad, the director of the flick, it is about a girl who has a dream and does whatever it takes to achieve this inner longing.

Shadi Karamroudi is the only one actor of the flick.

The film got its first festival attend at Pitching section of the 35th Tehran International Film Festival where it won 1,300 dollars cash award. The award later became the capital that was used to make the film. 

The Locarno Int’l Film Festival is an annual event which invites thousands of filmmakers and film fans to the city of Locarno in Switzerland. This year, however, the festival cannot hold physically over the pandemic of coronavirus. Therefore, it has launched an online event named Locarno 2020-For the Future of Films.

The announced date for the 73rd edition of the film fest is August 5-15, 2020.