Iranian documentary wins top award at Chicago film festival

Iranian filmmaker Arash Lahouti’s documentary Trucker and the Fox has been garnered at the 49th edition of Chicago International Film Festival.

The film, as Iran’s only representative, was presented at the Competition section of the documentary category of the festival and received the Gold Hugo Award.

Lahouti’s Trucker and the Fox chronicles the life of a truck driver Mahmoud Kiani Falavarjani who is a documentarian as well and works on wildlife.

The sympathetic documentary captures Kiani Falavarjani’s fascinating life as family man, eccentric animal lover, and artist.

He is an animal lover and an award-winning filmmaker who is best known for his short The Raven and the Fox.

Produced by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the film was presented at the competition of national Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Corporation, as well as at the Krakow Film Festival (KFF) in Poland.

The documentary was also screened at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival held in Nyon, Switzerland in April.

Trucker and the Fox also competed at the 2013 Lussas Doc Film Festival in France and Krakow Film Festival (KFF) in Poland.

The 2013 edition of Chicago International Film Festival was held from October 10 through 24.

By Press TV


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