News ID: 210297
Published: 0236 GMT February 20, 2018

Iran's 'Numbness' to compete in Irish Silk Road Film Festival

Iran's 'Numbness' to compete in Irish Silk Road Film Festival

Iranian short film 'Numbness', directed by by Milad Jarmooz, is set to participate in the 7th Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland.

A short synopsis for the flick read: "Setareh (the lead character in the film) is silent. Just one person knows the reason for her silence."

So far, 'Numbness' has taken part in more than 30 international festivals including those in Scotland, the US, Nigeria, Australia, Italy, India, the UK, Ireland, Ukraine, Indonesia, Sweden and Pakistan, wrote.

Earlier, the film received the Best Sound Award at the 3rd Wolves Independent International Film Festival (WIIFF) in Lithuania.

Founded in 2012, the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is fast becoming an international acclaimed film festival which is held annually during March in Dublin, Ireland.

In addition to screening international films, there is a special selection of films from the 'Silk Road', countries part of the historical network of the Silk Road ancient trade routes. The selection called "Belt and Road' includes works from Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema.

The event's 2018 edition is slated for March 7-11, in Dublin, Ireland.


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