Art and Experience‘The Silence’ directed by Farnoush Samadi and Ali Asgari won four awards at international festivals.

Iranian short movie The Silence won the Best Film Award at International Adana Film Festival in Turkey. In recent days, it also garnered the Best Film Award at French Film Festival of Switzerland, the main prize of Argentina’s Signes de Nuit Film Festival, and Best Film Award of Italy’s Riace in film festival.

The movie had its world premiere on May 21 at Cannes Film Festival, in the official short film competition.

The short movie is also present in short film competition section of London festival which chooses short films for Oscar Awards.

Produced by Giovanni Pompilli of the Italian production company Kino Produzioni and co-produced by Olivier Chantriaux from Filmo, the short film tells the story of young Kurdish refugee Fatma that has to announce to her mother, her serious medical condition. Instead of translating the truth, Fatma remains silent.