The Kites
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    The Kites

    Directed by

    Iran

    2020

    14 min

    • Kurdish

    Drama

    A girl is playing on the green slopes of a valley in Kurdistan, on the border between Iran and Iraq, when her kite is suddenly swept across the river by the wind. Three boys on the other side see her calling for help, but cannot make out what she is saying: she is just too far away. Separated by the river, the children try to communicate with each other – yet between them lie the explosive remnants of past wars.

    Awards

    • Special Mention for the Special Prize for Best Short Film (International Jury)

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Seyed Payam Hosseini with Karo Ghavami
    Ramyar Qavami
    Karo Hassani
    Amir Kadkhodai
    Osman Pira
    Screenplay
    Seyed Payam Hosseini
    Cinematography
    Hamed Baghaeian
    Editing
    Hadi Ahmadi
    Music
    Hadi Ahmadi
    Production
    SEYED PAYAM HOSSEINI
    Seyed Payam Hosseini

    Seyed Payam Hosseini

    Iran

    Born in Sanandaj, Iran in 1990, the film director and managing director of the Priya Film Haghighat production company studied architecture and is a graduate of the Iranian Young Cinema Association. He promotes young filmmakers and supports children suffering from cancer.