The Religion Today Film Festival in Italy has set to screen award-winning Iranian documentary ‘Beloved’.
Directed by Yaser Talebi, the medium length doc which is about an older woman who chooses independence over comfort will be attending the 22nd edition of the Italian film even.
‘Beloved’ portrays the difficult yet favorable life of an 82-year-old mother named Firouzeh who runs a unique life in the Alborz Mountains in north 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 has so far attended a great number of film events, including the 2018 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the 67th Trento International Film Festival in Italy where it won the jury special mention and a UNESCO honorable mention.
Founded in 1997, the Religion Today Film Festival was “the first event of its kind dedicated to dialogue between cinema and religions”, according the gala’s website.
The 22nd Religion Today Film Festival is slated for October 2-10, 2019.