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IMAGINE by Ali Behrad at the 20th edition of FICM

Laura García

Imagine (2022), by Ali Behrad, was presented as part of the Critics' Week screenings at the 20th edition of the Morelia Film Festival (FICM).

The debut feature by Iranian director and screenwriter Ali Behrad, this romantic and seductive drama is a story of love at first sight and the fear of confessing it.

The feature film was presented at the Cabourg Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Bucharest Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival 2022 before making it to FICM. 

SUMMER SCARS by Simon Rieth at 20th FICM

Laura García

From the first scene, Summer Scars (2022), debut feature by French filmmaker Simon Rieth, keeps you attentive to the screen. This fast-paced, colorful drama unravels a haunting secret between Tony and Noé, two brothers with an ambiguous relationship and strange connection to death. After 10 years, they will return to their father's home to experience a transition that will mark them for life.

Ava Cahen

The screening for Summer Scars was held as part of FICM’s program in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week, with the participation of Ava Cahen, general delegate of the Cannes Critics' Week, and Sebastien Blayac, programmer of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

“Simon Rieth has a real sense of image composition and colors that are very direct and very pop [...] it's a film about coming of age under the influence of manga and cinema Asian. (Summer Scars) was a real find for critics week,” commented Ava Cahen.

Simon Rieth has participated in festivals such as BFI Future Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Mecal Pro-Short Film Festival, and Barcelona Animation, among others. He has also directed the short films Feu mes frères (2016), Mère voici vos fils (2017), Diminishing Shine (2018), Marave Challenge (2019), Sans amour (2019), and Saint Jean (2017).