Written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, ‘The Recess’ is a 12-minute film that tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her favourite club.
The short flick’s cast list includes Mojan Kordi, Reyhaneh Nabeean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili.
‘The Recess’ has participated in more than 75 international festivals, including the Visioni Corte International Film Festival in Italy, the Sanfrancisco Frozan Film Festival in the US, the Johns Hopkins Film Festival in the US, the River International Film Festival in Italy, and the Vox Feminae Festival in Croatia.
Nikkhah-Azad’s flick has previously grabbed the best short film award at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival and the best short film award at the Oxford Film Festival in the US.
According to the official website of the CGIFF, “the Common Good Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers that tell the stories of those dedicated to the benefit of humanity.”
The 2022 edition of the CGIFF started on February 11 and will end on February 14.