News ID: 238967
Published: 0414 GMT February 16, 2019

Iranian film wins Berlinale's Crystal Bear

Iranian film wins Berlinale's Crystal Bear

Iranian short film 'Tattoo', directed by Farhad Delaram, which participated in the Generation 14plus section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival — Berlinale — won the festival's Crystal Bear for Best Short Film.

The film is about a young girl who wants to renew her driving license but she is sent to the traffic police center because of her tattoos, ISNA wrote.

Berlinale official website commenting on the film wrote: "In spite of the calm general mood of the film, a high-contrast color scheme manages to generate a tense atmosphere over time, and the admirable use of square framing heightens the feeling that the female lead is under great pressure. When everything becomes dark at the end of the film, it is clear that the protagonist has to make a significant decision."

'Tattoo' competed with 31 short films from 21 countries, including 'Leaking Life' by Shunsaku Hayashi from Japan, 'Liberty' by Faren Humes from the US, 'Crocodile' by Jorge Yudice from Spain and 'Kids' by Micheal Frei from Switzerland.

A total 2,500 film titles were submitted to the festival's secretariat, of which 62 short and feature films were eligible for this division of the festival.

Iran-Canada joint production 'Magralen' by Maryam Zarei took part at the Short Films Generation Kplus section of the festival.

Generation section of the festival comprised two sections, Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. Both subcategories accept films with sociopolitical theme to give the young emerging young people a voice. The winners of this section will be the recipient of Crystal Bear awards.

The festival opened on February 7 and will end today.


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