TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian short flick ‘Daily Massacre in Tehran’ has made its way to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in South Africa.
The film directed by Hessam Hamidi, will vie at the competition section of the 2021 edition of the event.
A synopsis for the short film reads “Foad is a 12-year-old boy who comes to Tehran to make money and support his mother. He is willing and ready to take on any paying job, but each job brings with it a set of new challenges”.
The cast list of the film includes Hamid-Reza Karami, Mehran Atashzaee, Rouzbeh Sinaki, and Mehrn oush Salimi.
Launched in 1979, DIFF is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. It is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in Southern Africa which presents more than 200 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema.
The festival also offers filmmaker workshops, industry seminars, discussion forums, and outreach activities that include screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent, and much more, including Talent Campus Durban and a Durban FilmMart co-production market.
This year’s edition of the event is scheduled for July 22 – August 1, 2021.