TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Iranian director Kaveh Mazaheri’s acclaimed movie “Retouch” won the award for best film at the 6th Friss Hús International Short Film Festival, which took place in the Hungarian capital of Budapest last week.
The film received the €1,000 cash prize, the organizers have announced.
A jury composed of German animator Réka Bucsi, Hungarian actress and producer Andrea Klára Osvárt, and Hungarian journalist Ferenc Varga judged the films at the festival.
“The director told us in just twenty minutes a very timely, complex story that triggered our imagination and raised a lot of questions for us,” the jury commented on “Retouch” in a statement published during the closing day of the festival on April 8.
“Retouch” is about a young woman whose husband is trapped under a barbell during a workout, but she declines to save him and, consequently, he dies.