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Shorts International Competition


A thirteen-minute-long dive into the life of an old woman who is struggling to recover from her spinal surgery, without the help of painkillers. Thirteen heart-trenching minutes, shot in one smothering take, never looking at her suffering face and always seeing from her perspective. An intimate, first-person narration, where Akhlaghi celebrates (like in his first feature film “From Music into Silence”) the ability of music to soothe human suffering.