Iranian documentary Trucker and the Fox directed by Arash Lahouti has been selected to contend for awards at the International Documentary Film Festival in France.
The film, as Iran’s only representative, is slated to take part in the International Competition section of the event.
Trucker and the Fox will be vying with 50 other productions from different countries at the festival that is to be held from May 28 through 31.
Lahouti’s screen representation 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 a 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 film received Student Jury Special Award at the 2014 edition of International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival in Ukraine.
The documentary was also screened at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival held in Nyon, Switzerland and the 2013 Lussas Doc Film Festival in France.
The film won the Gold Hugo Award at the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival and Jury Special Award at the 2014 Big Sky International Film Festival in the United States.
The documentary also took part in the 2014 Palm Beach Film Festival in the United States and a documentary festival in Belgium.