0207 GMT March 03, 2021
Directed by Mehdi Zamanpour-Kiasari, ‘Asak’ (small hand-mill in the Persian language) is about the life of a blind 80-year-old man living in southern Iran, who’s been gifted with the knowledge of interpreting dreams. He goes to the mountains and finds the rock he needs by touching and tasting them, and earns a living by making and selling utensils, ifilmtv.com reported.
The film has attended several international festivals, including the 17th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in the US and the International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival in Turkey. The latter brought the director the best film award.
According to the official website of Ethnocineca, “It is the largest Austrian festival dedicated exclusively to documentary and ethnographic films.”