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MASK, THE

What to know: Very relevant to kids during quarantine of 2020, witnessing their parents discord is all too common.
MASK, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
5 minutes
VIDEO
SABA GHASEMI
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The Mask is very immersive and relatable to our current society.

The story follows a young girl who is forced to witness her parents arguing in the midst of the pandemic.

This story is about something that practically every person experienced this year. This film is from Iran and the dialogue is in Persian with English subtitles. It's uniquely personal and interesting to see how a family's experience in Iran is so similar to what we have experienced in the USA. The camera is almost always focused on the girl, thus showing everything from her perspective, which I like, given the story. The acting is good, although the characters are not particularly compelling. It is well produced with good video and audio, and subtitles see quite accurate. What it does point out is how in this time of crisis, these adults don't seem to notice the feelings of those around them - particularly their young child. They are so absorbed with their own stuff that their child's feelings and how she is handling the pandemic are not recognized by them. The symbolism and imagery with the concept of the masks, both physically and metaphorically hit a chord.

The message of the film is for parents to be more aware, don't take your children's feeling lightly.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., ,KIDS FIRST!

The Mask is very immersive and relatable to our current society.

The story follows a young girl who is forced to witness her parents arguing in the midst of the pandemic.

This story is about something that practically every person experienced this year. This film is from Iran and the dialogue is in Persian with English subtitles. It's uniquely personal and interesting to see how a family's experience in Iran is so similar to what we have experienced in the USA. The camera is almost always focused on the girl, thus showing everything from her perspective, which I like, given the story. The acting is good, although the characters are not particularly compelling. It is well produced with good video and audio, and subtitles see quite accurate. What it does point out is how in this time of crisis, these adults don't seem to notice the feelings of those around them - particularly their young child. They are so absorbed with their own stuff that their child's feelings and how she is handling the pandemic are not recognized by them. The symbolism and imagery with the concept of the masks, both physically and metaphorically hit a chord.

The message of the film is for parents to be more aware, don't take your children's feeling lightly.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18. Reviewed by Calista B. and Julie S., ,KIDS FIRST!

I don't think that adults can see correctly behind their masks
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