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Whitaker St. Louis Int’l Film Festival to host ‘Crab’

Iranian animation ‘Crab’ is to take part in the 2020 St. Louis Film Festival in the US.

Iranian animation ‘Crab’ has been selected to compete at the 29th edition of the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) in the US.

Produced by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Shiva Sadeq-Asadi’s ‘Crab’ is about a reserved and isolated schoolboy who is a theater enthusiast.

Regardless of his emotional situation, he wishes to play a role in the theater group of his school. But the only part offered to him is the role of a crab.

The animation has competed at several international festivals, including the Countryside Animafest Cyprus film festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival in China, and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan.

The SLIFF defines its mission as a showcase of the best international works and helping the audience to discover something about themselves by learning about various cultures and perspectives.

According to the festival’s official website, “Because of the seriousness of the ongoing world health crisis, the 29th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival will be held virtually this year.”

The 2020 SLIFF will run a week longer than normal, from Nov. 5-22.

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