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“The Last Temptation” to represent Iran at the LA Shorts International Film Festival

TEHRAN-The Iranian short film “The Last Temptation” written and directed by Ali Saadatmand will be screened in the On-Demand section of the 28th LA Shorts International Film Festival, which will be held in Los Angeles, California from 17 to 28 July.

A 2024 production, the 19-minute drama is the only film from Iran among the 36 films in the series, ILNA reported.

The other competitors in the section are from the USA, UK, India, Germany, Australia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Denmark, Mexico, China, Croatia, Jordan, Italy and Japan.

In “The Last Temptation”, a man finds himself trapped in the world of Faust, where he must confront his deepest nightmares and desires. He encounters the devil and a pale girl in this world, and to free the girl he must make a choice and sacrifice himself.

The cast includes Alireza Nikkhah, Mojtaba Shafiee and Yeganeh Mohammadi.

The LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world.

It is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences OSCAR, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT), the Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Goya Awards).

Now in its 28th year, LA Shorts is the longest running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival screens over 350 films and attracts over 10,000 attendees each year, including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging independent filmmakers.

The film programming shows all genres from a wide range of categories with high to low budget films of 40 minutes or less.

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