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Project Description

When the Kid Was a Kid

Australian Premiere | 2012

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (b1989, Tehran, Iran) is a filmmaker and writer. She got her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. Being inspired by the rich culture of children’s cinema in Iran, she started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as the main characters. When the Kid was a Kid (2011) and Needle (2013) are the first two finished pieces of series. Anahita is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.

Synopsis

Taha, a ten years old, is involved in a play in which children imitate their parents’ roles. Living with his divorced mother, Taha understands new things about his mom by playing her role.

Festivals

  • 2012 Special Mention, International Sardinia Film Festival, Italy
  • 2012 Best Film and Best Directing Award, 9th Nahal Short Film Festival
  • 2011 Best Screenplay Award, 15th Festival of the Iranian Cinema (KHANEH CINEMA)
  • 2011 Best Short Film and Best Screenplay Award, 4th Independent ISFA Festival

Production Team

Director
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Country
Iran
Runtime 
16 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2011
Screenwriter 
 Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Producer
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast

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