Animation review: “Run Rostam Run”
Tehran, Short animated piece 'Run Rostam Run' by Hossein Molayemi is to compete in the domestic section of the 31st Iran's International Film Festival for Children and Youth which is currently underway in central Province of Isfahan.
'Run, Rostam, Run' is a 2D animated piece depicting the old Persian national hero Rostam who should travel to the future, to contemporary Tehran, in order to make up for what he has done to his own son. In Tehran, he doesn't know whether to choose the legal or illegal way to reach his legitimate goal.
The animated short film has participated in different festivals, including 10th Tehran International Animation Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, La Guarimba Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Gdansk International Animation Festival, 9th Golden Kuker International Animation Festival Sofia, and 3rd Drunken Film Festival Bradgord.
The piece has also won many awards at the events, including Award of Distinction from the 8th edition of Edukino Film Festival in Poland, Mention Award from Rofife Short Film Festival, Best Animation Film from Wular Lake International Short Film Festival, and Special Award from Cinema Perpetuum Mobile ISFF. It has also been nominated for Golden Gazelle competition for best short film at 7th Persian International Film Festival in Sydney.
Born in 1982, Molayemi received his M.A. in animation directing from Tehran University of Art. He started his professional career in 2004. Since then, he has worked as director, character designer, storyboard artist and animator in some animated short films, TV series and commercials and has won some awards so far. He also has taught directing, animating and character design in some universities and art institutes in Iran.
The 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth inaugurated in Isfahan on August 30 and is slated to be wrapped up on September 5.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA