News ID: 188721
Published: 0719 GMT March 04, 2017

'The Servant' turns master in London

'The Servant' turns master in London

Iranian animation 'The Servant', directed by Farnoush Abedi, which is about a giant cockroach who gets tired of his servitude to man, won the best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival.

The award is presented each month to the best animations in the world. The festival aims to introduce the best directors, writers, animators and actors.

All monthly winners will compete in the festival's annual competition on April 13-25.

Now in its 14th year, and with space for over 100 indie films over two weeks every April on the South Bank of the Thames, London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) is Europe's leading film festival dedicated to low (under $150,000) and no-budget filmmaking.

Abedi's short animated piece is currently taking part in the 27th Cinequest Film Festival in the US through March 12. 'The Servant' also won the Best Animation award at the 33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival held on November 8-14, 2016 in Tehran.

According to the director, 'The Servant' narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer's encounter with a gigantic insect: A cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the current status quo but soon realizes that the game has no rules.

   
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