Written and directed by Mostafa Mehraban, ‘Cradle of Silence’ won the Award of Merit for the best short film at the 11th edition of the American film event.
‘Cradle of Silence’ takes us to the life of a man named Rasoul who has to deliver a cradle to his martyred friend’s widow.
With Rasoul returning from the southern war zone to the northern part of the country, his wife Laya plans on going back to the war zone with him. Rasoul uses his friend’s belonging as an excuse not to accommodate his wife’s request.
Mehraban’s short film has attended several prestigious film events across the globe, including the 2019 Montauk Film Festival and the 5th Reading Film Festival in the US, as well as the 5th BangkokThai International Film Festival in Thailand.
As an independent film festival, IndieFEST discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high-quality films and new media.
As put by the official website of the event, the festival “aims at helping independent filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they justly deserve.”
The 11th IndieFEST was held in La Jolla, California on February 4, 2020.