TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The 8th edition of the Torino Underground Cinefest in Italy has awarded Iranian-Turkish production ‘Silence Tree’.
Directed by Faysal Soysal from Turkey and produced by Ali Nouri-Oskouee from Iran, the co-production won the awards for best film and best editing. Iranian editor Mostafa Kherqepoush received the award for best editing.
‘Silence Tree’ tells the story of Hayati, a writer whose talent as well as his married life is going from bad to worse.
He is deeply obsessed with reviving a dried walnut tree at his father’s house. The more he tries to dig into his father’s past and death, the more confused and lost he gets.
‘Silence Tree’ was initially named ‘Walnut Tree’, but it was renamed due the similarity of the title to an Iranian movie with the same title by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian.
The 8th Torino Underground Cinefest also awarded Iranian actress Sousan Parvar for her role in ‘Botox’ by Kaveh Mazaheri.
The Torino Underground Cinefest’s main goal is to be a showcase for independent films. Its mission is to ensure the visibility to the many small and big movies that are produced in the world.
The 8th edition of the Torino event was held on September 2-9, 2021.