Written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, the short film 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 Living Skies Student Film Festival in Canada. The flick has won awards such as best short film award at the Oxford Film Festival, best short drama award at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, best short film award at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival, and Award of Excellence at the IndieFest Film Awards, all in the US.
Most recently, it won the Edward Snowden award at the International Festival Signs of the Night in Portugal, the Jury Award at the Sarno Film Festival in Italy, the Best Short Fiction Film Award at the International Photography and Short Movie Festival in Indonesia, the award for best short film at the International Film Festival for Human Rights in Colombia, and the Best Short Film Award at the Progeny Short Film Festival in the US.
‘The Recess’ has also taken part in a large number of global events in many countries, including the US, Uruguay, Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Chile.