0424 GMT January 27, 2020
The program is in line with the 6th Kinder International Film Festival in Okinawa (KIFFO) where the Iranian film, which is dubbed in Japanese, also went on screen on December 18 and 19, 2019.
According to the event’s organizers, the Japanese festival is being held with help from 130 Japanese voice actors, with an aim to make the movies more comprehensible for children, ifilmtv.com reported.
The 76-minute film narrates the story of a 10-year-old boy, Gholamreza, who is looking for money to replace his old bicycle. During his pursuit, he comes upon a contest that promises enough money for a new bicycle if he can manage to teach an illiterate person in the village how to read and write. Gholamreza decides to take part in the contest, and his pupil is a grouchy 90-year-old woman with really poor eyesight and hearing, who does not want to learn anything.
The film had previously taken part in the 59th Zlin International Festival for Children and Youth in the Czech Republic and the 10th DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival in Ukraine.