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Iranian ‘Exam’ to vie at Amarcort filmfest

Iranian ‘Exam’ is to compete at the Amarcort Film Festival in Italy.

Award-winning Iranian short flick ‘Exam’ has been picked to compete at the 2020 edition of the Amarcort Film Festival in Italy.

Sonia Haddad’s acclaimed short film will be among the selected works to compete at the main competition section of the 13th edition of the Italian fest.

The 15-minute film tells the story of a high school girl who is stuck in a weird circle of drug dealing.

On a stressful morning, when she must take an exam, she has to overcome the worries of another dangerous mission too. She must deliver a pack of cocaine to a client.

The cast list for ‘Exam’ includes Hadis Miramini, Sadaf Asgari, Masih Kazemi, and Elaheh Afshari.

The flick has already gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Tampere Film Festival in Finland, as well as the Palm Springs International ShortFest and the Port Land International Film Festival, both in the US.

Haddad’s flick won awards such as the Special Jury Award for Best Actor at the Sundance Film Festival in the US, the best short at the Creteil International Women’s Film Festival in France, and the best live action short film at the Tirana International Film Festival in Albania.

The Amarcort Film Festival is dedicated to the late great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini.

According to the official website of the event, it aims to be “a space dedicated to young directors and independent productions to tell stories, people and emotions”.

This year’s edition of the event is slated for November 24-29.