Iranian short film ‘Before Darkness’ is being screened at the 2020 Kautik International Film Festival in India.
Directed by Mosayyeb Hanaei, the 17-minute short is currently competing at the Short Fiction section of the Indian event’s 4th edition.
‘Before Darkness’ is an adaptation of Iranian author Jalal Al-e-Ahmad’s short story ‘Someone Else’s Child’.
The film is about an Afghan woman who needs to cross the Iranian-Turkish border in order to flee from Taliban. The woman has an infant and the human traffickers who are to aid her cross the border will not take the kid. The woman now must make a decision.
Shahbanou Mohammadi, Iraj Tadayyon, Narges Hezareh and Reza Ahmadi are the cast members of the flick.
The film has already been showcased at a number of global events, including the Cefalu Film Festival in Italy, First-Time Filmmaker Sessions in the UK and the International Shorts Film Festival in Australia.
The 2020 edition of the Kautik International Film Festival is a hybrid event due to the pandemic.
The online version of it running from December 19 will wrap up on December 25.
According to the official website of the fest, it aims “to act as a platform for student, women, & indie filmmakers”.