Directed by Pouya Eshtehardi, the feature film is about a young private, Hamin, doing his military service in a watchtower at the border of Iran and Pakistan.
Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past events in his life that include what has happened to him and his sister since their childhood.
Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander.
The cast list of ‘Untimely’ includes Iman Afshar, Shayan Afshar, Ayyoub Afshar, Mahsa Narouee, Ava Azarpira, and Mollabakhsh Raeesi.
The movie has taken part at some global events and received a number of awards, including the best feature film and best editing awards at the 2019 Asian Cinematography Awards, the best film, best director and best cinematography awards at the 5th Tokyo independent films celebration in Japan, as well as the Best World Cinema Feature Award at the 24th Kansas CityFilmFest International in the US.
The RIIFF, being underway in the US cities of Providence and Newport, is a qualifying festival for Best Short Subject through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This edition of the event comes to an end on August 9, 2020.