News ID: 275614
Published: 0242 GMT October 17, 2020

Iran’s ‘Mandatory’ to compete at US Ojai Film Festival

Iran’s ‘Mandatory’ to compete at US Ojai Film Festival

Iranian short film ‘Mandatory,’ by Mohammad-Javad Khorsha, is slated to be screened at the 2020 Ojai Film Festival in the US on November 6-15.

The announced slots for the movie’s screening are on November 6 and November 9, ifilmtv.com reported.

‘Mandatory’ is about a firing squad soldier who has been caught in a dilemma. The young man has doubts about performing the execution of a prisoner. His uncertainty is not well-received by his commander who is on the verge of retirement.

The official website of the Ojai fest describes the Iranian film as “anchored by superb production values and compelling performances … this short film explores the competing claims of duty, compassion and personal responsibility that inform the executioner’s moral dilemma”.

Soheil Karamyar, Soheil Qannadan, Armin Boshrouyeh, and Fatemeh Radmanesh are among the cast members of the flick.

Khorsha recently won best director award for his short film at the Burien Film Festival in the US.

Besides, the film has been screened at a number of global events, including the IFVA Awards in China, Charlotte Film Festival (CFF) in the US, the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival in Canada.

 

   
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