The Recess

posted in: In Selection - Short Narrative May 2022
The Recess
TitleThe Recess
SynopsisSeventeen-year-old Sahar is determined to watch her favorite soccer team play for the league championship. Barred from attending sports events as a woman, Sahar disguises herself as a boy with the help of her friends. Things take a tragic turn when Sahar’s disguise is uncovered. Inspired by true events, The Recess explores gender oppression in Iranian society.
CreditDirector: Navid Nikkhah Azad
Writer: Navid Nikkhah Azad
Producer: Navid Nikkhah Azad
Film InformationGenre: Short Narrative
Premiere: Asian
Length: 11 minutes, 40 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English, Persian
Screening InformationFri 10 June @ 11.45
Virtual screening available from Thursday to Friday, 11-17 June 2022