Iranian short flick ‘Cradle of Silence’ bagged three awards at the 2021 edition of the FestCine Itaúna international film festival in Brazil. The film won the Best Picture award at the second edition of the FestCine Itaúna. It also brought Mostafa Mehraban the Best Director award, the Iranian Youth Cinema Society reported on Wednesday. The festival’s Best Actress award also went to Anihita Khosravi for her role in ‘Cradle of Silence’.
The film tells the story of Rasoul who has to deliver a cradle to his martyred friend’s wife. Amid Rasoul’s temporary return to home in northern Iran from the battlefield, his wife Laya plans to the go to the war zone with him. Here the cradle becomes a pretext for rejecting that request.
The Transtopia cultural center in Germany screened Iranian classic ‘The Cow’. During a program named the New Wave of Iranian cinema, a restored version of Dariush Mehrjouee’s award-winning classic ‘The Cow’ went on screen at the Sinema Transtopia in Berlin by the end of May.
‘The Cow’ tells the story of a village man who has invested all his joy and happiness on his cow. When the cow is mysteriously killed, the man does not come into terms with the loss and stays by the dead animal in the stable.
Iranian documentary ‘Holy Bread’ succeeded to scoop two awards at the 69th Trento Film Festival in Italy. Directed by the late Rahim Zabihi, the doc received the Club Alpino Italiano Golden Award for its perfect representation of mountain life and mountain people. It also grabbed the Peace and Human Rights Award of the main competition section of the Italian film event.
The 54-minute ‘Holy Bread’ highlights the dangerous work of some cross-border couriers who transport heavy goods on foot across the Iranian border passing through rocky, steep and slippery mountainous pathways to make a living to support their families. The workers face numerous challenges as they walk along dangerous paths, suffering from injuries as well as being shot at by border police, and even dying along the hazardous route.