Directed by Seyyed-Payam Hosseini, the short film tells the story of a boy who falls in love with a girl who lives on the other side of the border.
He tries to talk to the girl over her lost kite.
‘The Kites’ has previously been screened at some global events, including the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, the 2020 Motovun Film Festival in Croatia, and the 70th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
The Berlinale jury praised ‘The Kites’, writing, it “tells us about borders, how they can be dizzying, terrifying and arbitrary. And because it’s a poetic tale that shows us that language can go beyond words and that empathy can be felt from afar.”
The KFF is a film festival held annually in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Established in 2001, the festival screens both locally produced and international films, in all genres and lengths.
The festival also has an international competition section where it hands out awards for outstanding short films.
The 2020 KFF is scheduled to take place on October 16-November 1 and the winners will be announced on October 24.