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Iranian film ‘Walnut Tree’ to go to Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Iranian film ‘Walnut Tree’ is to go on screen at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia.

Iranian film ‘Walnut Tree’ has been selected to compete at the 14th edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia.

Directed by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, ‘Walnut Tree’ is a true story about the chemical bombings of a region in northwestern Iran by the US-backed former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.

Written by Ebrahim Amini and Hossein Hassani, ‘The Walnut Tree’ enjoys famous Iranian actors Peyman Maadi, Mina Sadati and Mehran Modiri.

The film participated in the 38th Fajr Film Festival in February 2020 and garnered Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Director awards.

Established in 2007, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is one of the well-known festivals of the region that hosts films from 70 countries.

According to the festival’s official website, “due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the APSA competition and ceremony will not be occurring in 2020 and has been postponed until 2021”.

The exact date of the event is yet to be announced.