TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian flick ‘The Recess’ is set to be showcased at the River International Film Festival (RIFF) in Italy.
Written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, the short film will be among the competition titles of the Italian film event’s 15th edition.
The short tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club.
Sahar, along with three of her friends, is planning to exit the school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.
Mozhan Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are on the cast list.
Kordi won the award for the best performance for her role in ‘The Recess’ at the 33rd Living Skies Student Film Festival in Canada.
Set to compete at the Oxford Film Festival and the Garden State Film Festival, both in the U.S., the short flick has so far taken part in a number of global events, including the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.
The RIFF hosts a wide range of works from around the world and provides an opportunity for filmmakers, screenwriters and many experts to exchange experience.
This year’s edition of the festival is slated for July 1-25.