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Iranian short ‘The Recess’ to vie at Oxford Film Festival

Iranian short film ‘The Recess’ is to compete at the 2021 Oxford Film Festival in the US.

Iranian short film ‘The Recess’ has been selected to compete at the 18th edition of the Oxford Film Festival (OFF) in the US.

The short film, written, produced, and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club.

Sahar, along with three of her friends, is planning to exit the school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.

Mozhan Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are on the cast list.

The short participated in several film festivals including the 13th edition of the Sofia MENAR Film Festival (SMFF) in Bulgaria.

According to the OFF’s official website, due to the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic “the current plans for that upcoming edition of the film festival will feature a hybrid approach including virtual and drive-in presentations, as well as the prospect of returning to theaters”.

The 18th edition of the OFF is slated for March 24-28, 2021.

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