Hediyeh Tehrani wins best actress award in Canada
Art and Experience: Iranian actress Hediyeh Tehrani has won an award at the 2018 edition of the CineIran Festival in Canada.
Hediyeh Tehrani received the Best Actress award at the closing ceremony of the 4th edition of the festival for her role in Arash Lahouti’s feature film ‘Orange Days’.
Born in 1972, Tehrani is a popular Iranian actress. Her first role was in Masoud Kimiyaee’s ‘Soltan’ in 1996.
She won the Best Actress Crystal Simorgh from the 17th Fajr International Film Festival for her appearance in ‘Red’.
Tehrani is most noted for her willingness to play roles of mysterious, stony-faced and cold-hearted women, particularly in movies such as ‘Like a Stranger’, ‘An Umbrella for Two’, ‘Unruled Paper’, and ‘Fireworks Wednesday’.
She has acted in a number of movies, including ‘Hemlock’, ‘The Party’, ‘The Times’, ‘A House on the Water’, ‘The Duel’, ‘Morning’s Child’, and ‘Another Day’.
During the closing ceremony, which was held on November 19 in Toronto, the best screenplay award was also given to Arash Lahouti and Jamileh Darolshafaei for the same movie.
‘Orange Days’ tells the story of Aban, portrayed by Tehrani, a 45-year-old female contractor in the tough and male-dominated orange harvesting industry. Aban enters a competition to win a large contract. She wins the deal putting her own house at risk by using it as security.
Now, she leads a group of female workers who work for her on a large harvest. Her efforts for staying strong in the patriarch society remain futile while anyone involved in her story, including her husband, tries to fail her.
The film has already been screened at several international events, including the 2018 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany.
The CineIran aims to bring the most acclaimed Iranian films of the year to Toronto’s screens in an effort to present a comprehensive cross-section and showcase the depth and diversity of this national cinema.
The latest edition of the festival was held on November 16-18, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.