0522 GMT December 01, 2022
The long-awaited film titled ‘The Silenced Tree’, jointly produced by Iran and Türkiye, was screened for the first time at the Charsou Cineplex in Tehran.
Expressing his delight in seeing a Turkish film hitting the silver screen in Iran after 43 years, producer Ali Nouri Oskouei lauded the Art and Experience Cinema Group for their efforts in making history, ILNA reported.
He pointed out while Iranians want to hear that people from other countries have watched Iranian films, it is just as much sought after for foreign filmmakers to have their works shown in Iran.
“This back-and-forth movement is the blood in veins of cinema, and if the blood is not pumped, the cinema will stagnate and eventually, wither away,” maintained Nouri Oskouei.
Screening a film “for the noble people of Iran” was “a dream come true” for the Turkish director of the film, Faysal Soysal, who had traveled to Iran in 2003 to pursue his master’s degree in Cinema.
“The cultures and beliefs of Iranians and Turks are quite similar,” said Soysal, humbly adding that these commonalities pave the ground for the production of better and stronger joint films.
Serdar Orçin and Kubra Kip, Turkish cast members attending the ceremony, also lauded the historical cooperation between the two countries.