Iranian films scoop awards at Slemani festival
Art and Experience: Iranian films won awards in several categories at the 3rd edition of the Slemani International Film Festival in the Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
“3 Faces” by Jafar Panahi won the award for best feature film and Navid Mohammadzadeh won the award for best actor feature film for his role in Vahid Jalilvand’s acclaimed drama “No Date, No Signature”.
“3 Faces” is about a relationship between popular Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari and a provincial girl who lives with a dream of becoming an actress.
“No Date, No Signature” is about Dr. Nariman, a forensic pathologist who has a car accident with a motorcyclist and injures his 8-year-old son.
In addition, “Blister” by Morteza Shams won the award for best short film. In “Blister” a man hides his job from his wife but she wants to find out the truth, and it creates bigger problem.
In addition, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was named best director for his latest movie “Beyond the Clouds”, which was produced in India.
Several Iranian cineastes, including Hassan Naqqashi and Reza Dormishian, were on the jury panels of the various sections of the festival.
Source: Tehran Times