Iranian short ‘Like a Good Kid’ directed by Arian Vazir Daftari will be Iran’s representative at the Cinéfondation section of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Arian Vazir Daftari and produced by Majid Barzegar, ‘Like a Good Kid’ is about a 5-year-old boy named Matin who tells his babysitter Sara a story that makes her plan to steal from their house.
The 20-minute film will have its international premiere at this year’s edition of Cannes festival on May 16. Representing Faculty of Cinema and Theater at Tehran University of Art, ‘Like a Good Kid’ is in competition with other productions from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Moscow School of New Cinema, and University of San Francisco.
Every year, the Cinéfondation, launched in 1988 as part of a search for new talent, selects twenty short and medium-length films submitted by film schools from all across the globe.
The Cinéfondation selection is part of the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes. The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury awards prizes to the three best entrants at an official ceremony.