The 30th edition of the Festival Curta Cinema, which introduces the winners of its Grand Prix to enter the competition for an Oscar and BAFTA, will host Seyyed-Payam Hosseini’s short film on November 20-27, 2020.
‘The Kites’ is a poetic tale of a girl whose kite flies away along the Iraqi-Iranian border. She calls three boys for help.
However, the children are not only separated by a river, but also by the explosive legacies of past wars. Then, they try to talk over the 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, the 2020 Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan, the 34th Cinekid filmfest in the Netherlands and the 2020 Festival Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal.
The film is also the recipient of a Special Mention at the Generation Kplus section of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in Germany.
The Festival Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival is exclusively dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of short-length audiovisual works.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival Curta Cinema 2020 will take place online.