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Published: 1042 GMT October 12, 2018

Iran's shorts win triple awards at Italian festival

Iran's shorts win triple awards at Italian festival

Iranian film industry shone at the 21st Religion Today Film Festival in Italy themed 'Today's Religion' winning three awards.

The short films 'Return' by Shahriar Pourseyyedian and 'It Rains Slowly' by Saeid Nejati won awards at the event.

Two of the festival's awards: Jury mention for short film in the international section and the special mention in memory of Davide Zordan, went to Iranian short film 'It Rains Slowly'.

'It Rains Slowly' is set in Turkey just before the coup d'état of 1980, narrating the story of a teacher who teaches his students about freedom and how to resist injustice.

'Return' received the special mention in the New Outlooks section of the Italian festival.

The film is about a man named Rahim who returns to his homeland after 23 years in prison to meet with his brother.

Iran participated in the festival's 21st edition with seven short films, which also included 'Forouzan' by Mirabbas Khosravinejad, 'A Few Knots Away' by Mansour Forouzesh, 'Genesis' by Abtin Mozaffari, and '6 Times Human' by Pourya Dailar.

Religion Today Film Festival, according to the event's website, "promotes a journey exploring the differences, both in religious practices and beliefs and in cinematic styles and languages, towards a mutual enrichment through reciprocal knowledge and comparison".


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