5th IFFA Films – 2015
The 2015 Iranian Film Festival Shorts programme is an eclectic assemblage of short cinema at its finest.
Manouchehr, a 60 year old retiree from the Iranian Tobacco Company, still insists on going to work while he grapples with the loneliness of retirement. When his mother passes away, Manouchehr embarks on a journey to try to find his one and only old friend, Khosrow in Tehran.
A young upstart couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies, however, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.
An old man living with his only daughter tries to keep her close by any means. With longing for what was, the daughter becomes attached to the one thing she has left of her deceased mother, a horse.
Time to Love is a compelling social drama with a star ensemble. The film depicts the complex web of lovers and ex lovers hiding under the struggling marriage of a divorce lawyer and her husband.
Two families become intertwined in a dispute after an incident following an unsuccessful marriage. As situations and people are confronted, it’s clear that everyone is at fault.
Goli returns to her hometown in Iran on a personal pilgrimage after living most of her life in France. She is greeted by Farhad, a man who knows everything there is to know about her, but she cannot remember him.
A group of six self-proclaimed “orphans” from an online community roam the city of Tehran for a good time. After a prank seemingly goes wrong, they become tangled in blackmail.
A nurse is assigned a 10-day night shift for a single patient during a huge snowstorm. She develops insomnia and her life is pushed into crisis.
A man wakes in a wheat field with no memory. Is he dead? Is this purgatory? As he struggles to discover who he is, he is faced with startling revelations about himself and those around him.
After a mother dies, her children come together to carry out a strange request in her will: keep her body locked away at home for three days and not to spread word of her death to the immediate family.
A textile factory worker struggles to keep his life together after his wife’s death is shrouded in controversy.
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