WOW FILM FESTIVAL
Director: Amir Toodehroosta
Starring: Ayhan Shaygan, Shabnam Dadkhah, Nora Hanifeh Zadeh, Rayan Razmi, Kiana Mehdi Abadi
Iran, 2023, 91’, Persian with English subtitles
In the enchanting microcosm of a kindergarten in Iran where boys and girls are still allowed to mix freely, six-year-old Roham navigates the clash between childhood innocence and the adult world. Amid lessons tainted with propaganda, he falls in love, plays with his friends, and becomes a silent witness to the complexities of his classmates' lives. A delicate exploration of the life of kindergarteners in modern Iranian society, whose curiosity is confronted, unravels the harsh truth of their society and shapes their worldview. Realist cinema at its finest.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Thu 28/03, 5.45pm