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Cannes Int’l Independent filmfest awards Iran’s ‘The Other’

The Cannes Int’l Independent filmfest in France awards Iran’s ‘The Other’.

The Cannes International Independent Film Festival (CIIFF) in France has awarded Iranian short flick ‘The Other’.

The award-winning film, co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi, won the Grand Prix of the Silk Road section at the 2020 edition of the French event.

‘The Other’ narrates the story of a religious and traditional man who suspects his wife after her death and thinks she had a relationship with another man.

His condition becomes critical when he suspects that her daughter belongs to the other man, too.

The cast members of the short flick include Majid Potki, Shenia Mozaffarian, and Mohammad Kermanshahi.

‘The Other’ has gone on screen at the 36th Tehran International Short Film Festival, where it garnered the second prize of the Book and Cinema section.

The short film has also received accolades such as Best Silent Film award at the Venice Intercultural Film Festival in Italy and Best Cinematography award at the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf in Serbia.

It has competed at some global events, including the Ischia Film Festival in Italy, the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival in Brazil, and the Lyon Young Film Festival in France, where it won the best director award.

The CIIFF consolidates independent filmmakers from around the world for a wonderful presentation of cinematography and the unveiling of new directorial talent.

The first edition of the event was held on October 18-20, 2020.