Walnut Tree

Local title
Pähklipuu
Original title
Derakhte Gerdoo
Director
Mohammad Hosein Mahdavian
Country
Iran
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

The story is based on true events that took place in 1987. Sardasht, a Kurdish city in the Iran/Iraq border, along with a number of villages in the surrounding areas are attacked with chemical weapons by Iraqi forces. Ghader, a villager from the area and his pregnant wife, as well as his three young children, are exposed to the chemicals and suffer injuries. The situation in the village and surrounding cities is chaotic. Ghader has to singlehandedly try to keep his family alive.

""Walnut Tree" is about pain, the pain of being a father, being a Kurd, living under the shadow of war, facing a disastrous’ fate, and above all the pain of being alive. Pain is an unavoidable part of human life that one cannot escape from." – Director Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian

Mihkel Möölman

Director
Mohammad Hosein Mahdavian
Screenwriter
Ebrahim Amini, Hossein Hassani
Cast
Payman Maadi, Mina Sadati, Minu Sharifi, Mehran Modiri
Producer
Seyed Mostafa Ahmadi
DoP
Hadi Behrooz
Editor
Mohammad Najarian Dariani
Runtime
Language
Azerbaijani, Persian, Kurdish

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening010302 / Pähklipuu
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening100301 / Pähklipuu
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening141305 / Pähklipuu
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration