‘Lunch Time’ wins best short at AAAFF 2017

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) – Iranian short, Lunch Time, directed by Alireza Ghasemi, has received the award for the best short film at the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) 2017.

AAAFF, which promotes Asian and Asian American cultures and experiences through the media arts, selected Iranian short film Lunch Time as the best narrative short film production in its tenth edition.

The Iranian production has so far appeared in credible festivals including 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The short film narrates the story of a 16-year-old girl who has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital - due to her young age - won't let her into the morgue.

It tackles the problem of the degradation of a woman resulting in her complete dehumanization. The disharmony in social relations leads to a breakdown of a family that is compelled to highly immoral actions in order to survive.

Khorshid Cheraghipour, Rooya Bakhtiari, Amir Taghdiri, Peyman Naemi, Siavash Cheraghipour, Bahram Emrani, Pouria Akhavan, Mohammad Hadadi, Alireza Ghasemi, Mahdi Yegane, Arash Ghasemi are among the cast members of Lunch Time.

The mission of the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is to tell Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and help Asian Americans explore opportunities in cinema.

The 2107 edition of AAAFF was held from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10 at the AFS Cinema in Austin, USA.

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