Director: Cyrus Neshvad Country: Luxembourg Genre: Drama Runtime: 15 m Block J Screening: Close Up Cinema 23.08 Time: 1.30-2.50 pm
A grandfather kindles a relationship with his dying granddaughter through art.
Cyrus Neshvad is a director based in Luxembourg of Iranian descent. PORTRAITIST has, to date, been selected at 18 festivals including the TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL juried by Oliver Stone (2019, Italy). It has also been short listed in the Oscar Qualifying 23th LA Shorts International Film Festival (2019, USA) and the Oscar Qualifying 16th In the Palace Short film Festival (2019, Bulgaria). In 2017, Cyrus won the award for Best Thriller at NRFF Amsterdam (2017) with his film Fils (Son).