In its 14th international screening, Iranian documentary Lotus by Mohammadreza Vatandoust took part at the competition section of the 18th edition of Beirut international Film Festival in Lebanon and managed to win the festivals Best Director Documentary award.

In April of 2010, after the construction of the Lafour dam, Lafourak and several other villages were flooded under 80 meters of water. Lotus narrates the story of one old woman who has waited 12 years for permission to cross the lake to an island where the last resident of Lafourak waits for her.

The film has also won the Artistic Vision Award at the 16th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in US, and received a number of nominations in other international film festivals.

The 18th Beirut International Film Festival took place from the 22nd to the 28th of April 2019.

Source: Mehr News