Resistance filmfest to screen ‘Lotus’
Art and Experience: Iranian short documentary ‘Lotus’ is slated to be screened at the Resistance International Film Festival.
Directed by Mohammad-Reza Vatandoust, the documentary is to vie at the 15th edition of the event.
‘Lotus’ narrates the story of an old woman who has lost her son in war.
Her son’s grave gets buried under water because a dam is constructed in the area, which is why she has never been able to see his gravestone.
After 12 years, the woman is in a boat to go and visit her son’s graveyard which has now emerged out of the water in the form of a small island.
The film’s name is ‘Lotus’ which means water lily. In Persian water lily stands for purity and knowledge.
‘Lotus’ has so far attended the National competition section and the Shahid Avini Award Competition section at the 11th Iran International Documentary Film Festival of Cinema Verite, the 24th LA Film Festival in the US, the 21st Cervino Cinemountain International Film Festival in Italy, as well as the 25th Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (Poly) and the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival in the UK and the 6th Duhok International Film Festival in Iraq.