Written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, the 12-minute film is on screen at the 43rd edition of the Semana Internacional de Cine de Autor de Lugo (the event’s Spanish name).
‘The Recess’ is 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.
The film has already toured a number of global film events including, the Oxford Film Festival and the Garden State Film Festival, both in the US, and the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.
The official date for this year’s edition of the SICA that has accepted short and feature films for competition is September 20-26.