• Wed / 5 December 2018 / 14:40
  • Category: Culture and Art
  • News Code: 97091407032
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Iranian short film “Manicure” to vie at US Sundance Festival

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian short film “Manicure” directed by Arman Fayyaz will vie at international section of the 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US.

As the sole representative of Iran, “Manicure” will attend the international competition section for short films at the Sundance Film Festival, competing with other short films from France, Spain, Italy, Syria, Colombia, Finland, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Sweden, Germany, Indonesia and Greece.

'Manicure' is the story of a young man having trouble coping with the sudden death of his wife, while facing pressure from an angry mob of local villagers after a shocking fact is revealed during her burial.

This 14-minute short film produced in 2017 has received numerous awards at film festivals across the world including, Best Short Film at the 5th Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (LADFF) in the US, Best Film at the Big Bang International Short Film Festival in Athens, Greece, and Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema) in Brazil.

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States, featuring work from American and International independent filmmakers.

Seventy-three short films will screen at the festival from 28 countries and chosen from 9,443 submissions, including 4,720 from the U.S. and 4,723 international.

The festival runs from January 24 – February 3, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

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