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The Fourth Wall

Divare chaharom
Mahboobeh Kalaee
International Competition Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Iran
2021
10 minutes
Persian (Farsi)
subtitles: 
English

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Mahboobeh Kalaee
Mahboobeh Kalaee
Mahboobeh Kalaee
Mahboobeh Kalaee
Mahboobeh Kalaee
Hossein Ghoorchian
Taha Asadi
Mahboobeh Kalaee
Hossein Ghoorchian

A stuttering boy transforms an Iranian kitchen into a fantastic cosmos. The father’s body becomes a refrigerator, the mother's belly a washing machine whose spin cycle gives birth to a screaming baby. Even birds on tiles and detergents have a surprising life of their own. This exuberant animation, dotted with real-life elements – fried eggs, broken plates, chess pieces – develops a subtle wit, ironizing ingrained family patterns.

Anke Leweke
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Witty
Family Ties