TEHRAN -- Iranian short flick ‘Aparat’ has been selected to compete at the 7th edition of the KINOLAB film festival in Poland.
Written, produced, and directed by Hassan Najmabadi, the short film is about six teenage boys in a remote village who decide to work in the corrals in order to raise the money they need to rent an 8-mm movie projector from a tour guide.
The cast list of the flick includes Mehdi Qolizadeh, Ebrahim Najmabadi, Emad Mohebbi, Abolfazl Najmabadi, Amir Najmabadi, Amir-Muhammad Najmabadi, Muhammad-Reza Najmabadi, Zari Najmabadi, and Mehdi Rezaee.
‘Aparat’ has previously participated in the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival in Georgia, the International Children’s Film Festival – Cinekid ScreeningClub in the Netherlands, and the Gold Coast Film Festival in the U.S.
According to the official website of the KINOLAB, “it is a film-discussion platform focused on current socio-political topics, which in the form of film and subsequent discussions with experts allows the audience to look into areas that are not socially discussed and encourages them to actively think critically”.
The 2022 edition of the event will be held on June 10-23.