A press conference was held during the festival and the international jury members of the event analyzed the film, IRNA reported.
The fact that critics and audiences in India welcomed Iranian ‘Truck’ indicates that the two Asian countries can further cooperate in cinematic projects.
‘Truck’ recounts the story of a Yazidi woman who becomes homeless after the Iraqi ethnic and religious minority is attacked by Daesh terrorists in the summer of 2014.
“By this film, I intend to say that we could be good supporters for each other during hard times and giving the refugees shelter could be viewed as a practice of humanity,” the director said.
The cast includes Niki Karimi, Saeid Aqakhani, Teroske Jola (Kurdish actress), Yaqub Parsa, Ramin Rastad, and Nasrin Moradi.
The feature was nominated in six categories of the 36th Fajr Film Festival in 2018, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Makeup, and eventually received the award for Best Screenplay.
The film won the Best Film and Screenplay Award at the Amiens International Festival in France and the FIPRESCI Award for the Best Kurdish Feature Film at the 7th edition of Duhok International Film Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Indian festival is underway at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations until January 16.