iFilm interviewed the scriptwriters and directors Bahman and Bahram Ark, the producer Mohammad-Reza Mesbah, and the actor Javad Qamati and the actress Fatemeh Masoudifar.
‘Skin’ that does not feature any well-known names and stars, is a dark fantasy folklore drama about love, magic and superstition.
It tells the story of Araz who lives at home with his mother, Marhamat, who is a witch.
When Araz finds out that she has bewitched him to stay with her, rather than pursuing the woman he loves, he turns to the village elders for help.
As Araz strives to get rid of the spell and spends more time with his beloved, his mother begins to grow weaker, forcing him to decide between his heart and his conscience.
‘Skin’ went on screen at some global events, including the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad in Belarus and the Leeds International Film Festival in the UK.