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Iranian short ‘The Castle’ garners award at Italian fest

Iran’s ‘The Castle’ grabs honorable mention at the 2020 Assurdo Film Festival in Italy.

Iranian short flick ‘The Castle’ has garnered an honorable mention at the September edition of the 2020 Assurdo Film Festival in Italy.

A brief synopsis of the short film reads, “Some castles are made of bricks. Some are made out of books, but all castles stand by memories”.

The short drama is written and directed by Saba Qasemi and its cast includes Sajjad Tabesh, Sima Sheybani, Mahdokht Molaee, Emad Emami, Armin Sayyad, and Ali Nasir.

The short flick has previously gone on screen at several film festivals, including the 16th Angel Film Awards-Monaco International Film Festival and the 1st annual Arizona International Short Film Festival, both in the US.

The Assurdo Film Festival presents and promotes films that bring the audience an alternative vision of reality. The monthly festival awards the best works during a final ceremony.

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