‘Bitter Sea’ takes home prize at Turkey’s Adana festival
Tehran, Iranian short film 'Bitter Sea', directed by Fateme Ahmadi, won an Honorable Mention at the 25th International Adana Film Festival in Turkey which was held from September 23-29.
'Bitter Sea' is a short film about a Romanian single mother who has recently escaped from an abusive husband and fled to London to build a better future for her daughter. She's found a job and place to live, but the landlord has a strict 'no children allowed' policy. Trapped in an impossible situation, she has to find a way to hide her daughter being in the flat.
The film is produced by Emma Parsons and stars Ada Condeescu.
Other Iranian titles that competed in the festival were 'Visor' by Mohammad Qanehfard, 'Thousand Myths' by Abbas Jalali-Yekta, 'Amir' by Nima Eqlima and 'Are You Volleyball?!' by Mohammad Bakhshi.
The main award of the festival's 25th edition, the Golden Cocoon (Altin Koza), went to the film 'Sibel'.
'Anons' (The Announcement) by Mahmut Fazil Coskun, a Turkish-Bulgarian co-production, is another film which received several prizes in the festival: The Yilmaz Guney Special Jury Award, Best Cinematography (Krum Rodriguez), as well as the award for Best Director given by the jury of FILMYON, the Film Directors Guild.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA