Iranian documentary ‘Mysteries of the Lake’ has won an award at the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne in Australia.
Directed by Armin Isarian, the documentary grabbed the Best Documentary Film award at the 5th edition of the event.
The archaeological site of Takht-e-Soleyman in northwest of Iran, and its mysterious lake is bound with secrets, myths and legends partly left from real historical events and partly made by creative minds of the locals.
In this film, Isarian has tried to uncover the mysteries of the enigmatic lake, the bottom of which had before now remained untouched because of its poisonous water and mountainous location.
The Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne is interested not just in films with potential commercial success but films of artistic merit and scope.
The goal is to build a festival that will be on par with Sundance, Cannes, and other major festivals but geared to the truly independent filmmaker, actor, and script writer.