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‘Magralen’ to vie at Gimli filmfest

Iranian short film ‘Magralen’ is slated to vie at the Gimli Film Festival in Canada.

Iranian short film ‘Magralen’ is slated to vie at the Gimli Film Festival in Canada.

The film directed by Maryam Zarei will be screened at the main competition section of the 2020 edition of the event.

Also produced by Zarei and written by Payam Saeedi, the short narrates the story of a family that lives in a car cemetery.

The family’s young daughter, who is blind, has made a car in the automobile graveyard in which they spend their days along with her elder brother.

The junkyard becomes a formula 1 race track for younger sister who is listening to the brother.

While their parents quarrel, gesticulating silently, the brother depicts a colorful happy world in which the sister can grow up without worry.

Even when their mother suddenly abandons the family, the brother playfully maintains his version of hopeful reality.

‘Magralen’ has taken part at some global events, including the 69th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany, the 19th Odense International Film Festival in Denmark, the 7th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children & Youth in the UAE, the 57th Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival, and the 3rd Blue Danube Film Festival in Austria and Hungary.

The Gimli Film Festival is Manitoba’s premier film festival.

The 2020 edition of the festival is scheduled for July 21 – 26, 2020.

FM/FM

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