‘Beloved’ to compete at Turkish filmfest
Iranian documentary ‘Beloved’ has made it to the International Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey.
‘Beloved’ will take part in the International Competition section of the 38th edition of International Istanbul Film Festival.
The documentary will vie along with 11 other films from various countries.
Directed by Yasser Talebi, the 63-minute doc is about the difficult but favorable life of an 83-year-old mother named Firouzeh who runs a unique life in the Alborz Mountains in northern Iran.
Firouzeh hikes across the rugged landscape carrying bundles of wood. When she was a young girl, a marriage was arranged for her with an older man, with whom she had 11 children. Now, none of her children come to visit her and her attempts to get closer to them remain futile.
The film also attended the 2018 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the 16th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in the US, the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, as well as the 37th edition of Fajr Film Festival in Iran.
The 38th edition of International Istanbul Film Festival will take place on April 5-16 in Turkey.