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Author: Benjamin Ralph

Arts & Culture

Toronto filmmaker finds IFFO audience receptive to his ‘weird’ storytelling

After his second straight turn in the spotlight at Ottawa’s international film festival, Toronto filmmaker Maziyar Khatam says he feels like he’s found his creative niche at the capital’s annual celebration of cinema. Khatam is the writer of the short film Baba, a 13-minute short that tells the story of “a middle-aged Iranian man” who “makes a desperate bid to...