ERBIL — Touraj Aslani’s third feature film titled “Landless” won the best innovative director award, as well as the Silk Road Gold trophy in the main competition category of the 8th Silk Road International Film Festival.
“Landless” is a joint production of MAAD Movie film company and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. It had its latest international screening in the main competition category at the Chinese premiere in the 8th round of Silk Road International Film Festival and won the best innovative director award.
In a video message for the closing ceremony of the festival, Aslani said, “Hello and thank you to the jury of Silk Road International Film Festival for paying attention to the feature film “Landless”. The title of this award (Innovative Director) is a reminder of art’s significance in cinema, as well as a motivation for myself to pursue my unconventional perspective.”
The international distribution of this feature film is Eli Image Company under the management of Elaheh Nobakht.
Showcasing more than 100 films from moviemakers all around the world under categories such as Main Competition, Panorama, Film Market, etc., the Silk Road International Film Festival was held from 8-12 November 2021 in Fuzhou, China, with the acclaimed Chinese director Huang Jianxin as the jury president.
In "Landless", the third feature film by Touraj Aslani, a mix of prominent actors from Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region worked together. They have performed in four languages: Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, and Persian.