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Iranian short ‘Speaker’ wins at Portuguese fest

Iranian short ‘Speaker’ wins at the 2020 Family Film Project filmfest in Portugal.

Iranian short flick ‘Speaker’ has garnered the Short Film Honorable Mention at the 9th edition of the Family Film Project film festival in Portugal.

Directed by Behnam Asadollahi, the short film narrates the story of a group of men who are in a pool and a loud voice coming from a speaker is annoying them.

Jury’s statement about the short flick reads, “For presenting us an original snapshot of Iranian reality with irony, humor and visual richness. For the sophistication, originality and surprise of being able to condense in five minutes social and aesthetic, narrative and cinematographic aspects in an authorial and clever way.”

Written by Reza Jamali, the cast of the film includes Rasoul Alinejad, Peyman Khodaee, and Shapour Ekrami.

Asadollahi has so far made more than 22 short films, several series and documentaries.

The Family Film Project festival hosts films from around the world and holds various cultural events and confrences.

The 2020 edition of the event was held on October 14-17.