7 Cities

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

Turkey | 15 MINUTES

7 CITIES

Animation
Striking painted visuals evoke the encounter between the great 13th-century Sufi poet Mevlana Rumi and the wandering dervish Shamsuddin of Tabriz, who would become his mentor.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Reza Hemmatirad

Reza Hemmatirad (b. 1974, Umriye, Iran) graduated from Tehran Fine Arts University. He worked for IRIB as a set, light, and decoration designer and later for Abanous Animation, Tehran Film, and Jarfa Film as an art director and character designer. In Turkey, he helped illustrate nearly 100 children's books. He now runs Sahra Art & Production, based in Istanbul.
Fashion Design
Huriye Kocbay
Marbling
Hikmet Barutcugil
Calligraphy
Azim Berdi Guki
Photography
Saeed Nasiri