News ID: 317900
Published: 0310 GMT November 14, 2021

California’s Ojai Film Festival honors three Iranian films

California’s Ojai Film Festival honors three Iranian films

Three Iranian films ‘Am I a Wolf?’, ‘Sfumato’, and ‘Faranak’ received Honorable Mention from the 22nd Annual Ojai Film Festival in California, the US.

The festival was held both in-person and virtual from November 4 to 8 and from 9 to 14 respectively, wrote.

Directed by Amir-Houshang Moein, ‘Am I a Wolf?’ has competed at more than 30 international festivals and grabbed 15 awards.

Based on a fantasy book by Afsaneh Sha’ban-Nejad, the short animation is a recreation of the classic fable titled ‘The Wolf and the Lamb’.

‘Am I a Wolf?’ depicts a number of students who are performing a play called, ‘The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats.’ The child who plays the wolf knows he will be defeated and feels lonely and irritated. He takes his role too seriously. There is a bit of chaos. At the end, the presence of other children and his friends next to him takes him out of this gloomy atmosphere.

Produced and directed by Amir-Ali Mirderikvand, ‘Sfumato’ is a 30-minute documentary that narrates the story of the members of a family that live in a village.

The children of the family are of great support and try to cover every need of the family. But they run into troubles and face some obstacles.

‘Faranak,’ directed by Mehrnoush Alia, is a 16-minute film about a young man who has recently taken a job at a ridesharing company.

He is fired from his previous job, behind on his rent, and abandoned by his wife. Things take an unexpected turn when he gets an unusual passenger — a service dog named Faranak.

After several misadventures, the driver makes a decision that changes his perception of himself and his place in the world.

Iranian documentary ‘Finding Farideh’ by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataee won Honorable Mention at the 20th edition of the festival in 2019.


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