TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The Fabriano Film Fest (FFF) in Italy is set to receive Iranian short film ‘Mandatory’.
Written and directed by Mohammad-Javad Khorsha, the short film will join the competition at the 9th edition of the Italian event.
‘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 after seeing the man with his family. His uncertainty is not well-received by his commander who is on the verge of retirement.
Soheil Karamyar, Soheil Qannadan, Armin Boshrouyeh, and Fatemeh Radmanesh are among the cast members of the flick.
Khoursha recently won the Best Director award for his short flick at the Burien Film Festival in the U.S.
Besides, the film has gone on screen at a number of global events, including the ifva Awards in China, the Ojai Film Festival in the US, and the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival in Canada. ‘Mandatory’ will also be screened at the 2020 Visioni Corte Film Festival in Italy.
According to the official website of the event, the ‘short film language’ is the highlight of the FFF.
This year’s edition of the fest is slated for July 9-18.