The 2019 edition of the Salto Independent Film Festival in Uruguay has honored Iranian ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’.
The Iranian title received the award for best documentary feature at the 4th Salto.
Directed by Mahmoud-Reza Sani and produced by Behrouz Neshan, the piece depicts the late Abbas Kiarostami’s worldview and his perspective on life and cinema.
In the 90-minute documentary, Kiarostami is portrayed as a child who is exploring new games. As he says, cinema for him is like a game that allows him to go back to his childhood.
‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ has won some honors at different global events, including being chosen as a finalist at the August 2019 edition of the Eurasia International Film Festival in Russia.
Kiarostami has won many awards, including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for ‘Taste of Cherry’.
He is mostly known as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer as well as a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.
The veteran Iranian filmmaker who passed away on July 4, 2016, following a heart attack at the age of 76, was honored at more than 300 film events around the world.
The Salto Independent Film Festival is celebrated in the City of Salto, capital of the Department of Salto, in Uruguay.
The 4th edition of the Salto was held on October 14-18, 2019.