Directed by Amir Mashhadi-Abbas, the Iranian children’s flick is among the competition titles at the 2nd edition of the US event.
‘Douch’ tells the story of a 10-year-old boy, Gholamreza, who is in dire need for money to upgrade his old bicycle.
On his pursuit, he learns about a contest that promises enough money for a new bicycle if he can manage to teach an illiterate person in the village how to read and write.
Gholamreza decides to take part in the contest, and his pupil is a 90-year-old woman with really poor eyesight and hearing, who does not want to learn anything.
ifilm star, Sorayya Qasemi brings to life the old woman of the story.
Soroush Jamshidi, Kourosh Soleimani, Shiva Khosromehr, Kourosh Zarei, Hossein Abbasi, and Mohammad-Amin Ahmadi are among the cast members.
The film has already been showcased at various global events, including the International Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB in Poland, the Children’s International Film Festival in Japan, and the Mumbai International Film Festival in India.
As stated on the official website of the event, the WACO Family & Faith International Film Festival’s mission is “dedicated to empowering the creative spirit, serving with heart and celebrating all”.
The 2021 edition of the fest is slated for February 4-6.