Art and ExperienceEbrahim Hatamikia’s feature movie ‘Bodyguard’ has won The 1st Prize in the 8th edition of Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF).

The festival, which opened in the Iraqi capital on Saturday September 03, was attended by representatives of the embassies of France, the Netherlands, US and a number of artists and officials of cultural organizations.

An international jury at the festival awarded The 1st Prize of Long Fiction Competition to the most recent work of Iranian acclaimed filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia entitled ‘Bodyguard’.

‘Bodyguard’ was first shown in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival and tells the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures. However, he gets into trouble when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest approaches the vice president.

The feature film stars Parviz Parastoui, Babak Hamidian, Merila Zarei, Mahmod Azizi, Amir Aghaei, Farhad Ghaemian, Diba Zahedi and Kamran Najafzadeh.

The festival’s 1st edition was in December 2005 and it organized by Iraqi association for culture & cinema development, an independent NGO registered officially in Iraq and works under the Iraqi law.