Mohammad K AlaviĀ (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Duration: 14′ 59″

Ava is an Iranian, 9 years old girl. There is a religious rite in the school and the teachers sing hymns for the children. A song that is an instruction to “be a good girl”.

After school, Ava goes to the birthday party of her cousin who is her best friend, Pouya, but with the presence of uninvited guests, the birthday takes a different form for Ava…
These guests influence Ava’s decisions and choices at the moments. In the end, an unexpected event puts Ava in a big dilemma.


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