‘Beloved’ grabbed the award while in competition with 26 other titles, ISNA reported.
Following the announcement of ‘Beloved’ as the Special Mention of the jury, during the closing ceremony of the film festival a video of its director was shown, who was in Canada to attend Hot Docs International Documentary Festival at which his film has participated.
The Italian festival is known as “the oldest international film festival dedicated to the mountains, adventure and exploration.”
‘Beloved’ follows the life of an 80-year-old mother named Firouzeh, who is fond of her isolated lifestyle in nature with her cows. The film shows her kind and loving character and demonstrates her bravery and strength tackling the hardship of life in the Alborz Mountains, without the modern comforts of technology. She believes happiness lies in the simplicity of life.
The film will also be screened at the 2019 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, which is due to be held May 23-27 in California. It has also been awarded in Russia’s Kazan International Festival as the best documentary film.