Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

About the Director(s):

Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a graduate of cinema in Italy. He began his career as an assistant director. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. His short film “More Than Two Hours” was in competition at Cannes 2013 and Sundance Film festival 2014. His short film “The Baby” was premiered in competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. His short films were screened in more than 500 festivals around the world and won more than 100 international awards. His first feature film script is accepted at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival. “The Silence” is his first short film which was made out of Iran and had its world premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

Farnoosh Samadi was born in Iran and graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome. She started her career as a filmmaker at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society and after that she made some video installations. She is the scriptwriter for the short films “More Than Two Hours” directed by Ali Asgari which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013, “The Baby” which was premiered in Short film competition at Venice Film Festival 2014 and some other short films . She is currently co-writing a feature film with Ali Asgari which is accepted at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival. The Silence is her first short film.


GIFF-Guanajuato intl film festival: Prix du meilleur film réalisé par une femme
Leeds intl film festival: Grand Prix Louis Le Prince
Hamptons Film Festival: Award du meilleur film
SEMINCI-Valladolid: Prix Golden Spike for the Best Short Film
Interfilm-Berlin: Prix du meilleur film
Flickerfest: Windows on Europe Award for Best EU Short"
Festival du film d'amour-Mons: Prix du Jury des courts-métrages internationaux
Sarasota Film Festival: Best Narrative Short Award
Cisterna Film Festival: Best short film
Ortigi Film Festival: Best short film

Other Screenings:

Festival de Cannes
Cinema Palestrina
Melbourne Intl Film festival
Stockholm Intl Film Fest
Sarajevo Film Festival
Courts Bouillons-Rousset
London BFI Film Fest
Sao Paulo Intl Short Film Festival
Calgary Intl Film Festival
Carthage Film Festival
Uppsala Intl Short Film Festival
Haifa Intl Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
Curta Cinema
Zagreb Film Festival
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
International Short Film Week Regensburg
Festival de Tampere
Aswan International Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Bruxelles Short Film Festival
Maryland Film Fest
Huesca Intl Film Festival