Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian’s flick will represent Iran at the 43rd edition of the Russian event.
Previously the film was screened at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.
Based on a true story, ‘Walnut Tree’ is a film 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.
Dating back to 1935, Moscow International Film Festival is considered one of the oldest film festivals in the world.
This Russian cinematic event is compared in importance to its other European equivalents such as Cannes and Berlin film festivals.
The 43rd edition of the event is slated for April 22-29, 2021.