Directed by Marzieh Riahi, the 13-minute award-winning film is among the competition titles at the 20th edition of the German fest.
‘Driving Lessons’ narrates a feminine story about a young woman named Bahareh who must have her traditional controlling husband accompany her on driving lessons so that she and her male instructor would not be alone.
ifilm actress of ‘Until Being with Sorayya’, Linda Kiani, stars in the flick.
The flick has so far been showcased at a number of international events and won some awards, including the jury’s special award at the Film Festival for Women’s Rights in South Korea, the best short drama award at the “I Will Tell” international film festival in the UK, and the best film award at the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.
It has also been awarded the Best Short Narrative at the Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival and the Best Long Narrative at the Big Muddy Film Festival, both in the US.
According to the official website of the event, the Filmfest Frauen Welten accepts “more than 30 shorts, feature and documentary films from more than 20 countries”. The films “focus on Women’s rights in different cultures and open up new perspectives on the related topics to the approximately 4,000 spectators”.
Starting from October 28, this year’s edition of the fest is currently undergoing online and will wrap up on November 4.