Art and Experience: Two Iranian films won awards at the 16th edition of the Beirut International Film Festival (BIFF), which was held in the Lebanese capital from October 5 to 13.
“Pale Mirrors” directed by Salem Salavati shared the best short film award with “Motorcycle” by Mohammad Alholayyil from Saudi Arabia.
“Pale Mirrors” tells the story of a woman who has only 24 hours to be pregnant. This might be her last chance to be a mother but her vague future has her confused.
Iranian directors Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian received the best director award for the documentary “Overruled” while the best documentary film award went to “Robert” by Lebanese director Ghina Abboud.
“Overruled” is about the lives of some young Afghan refugees in Iran. They work as ball boys in tennis clubs in Tehran, so they have learned how to play tennis. But the problem is they are not accepted in this society anyway and will always remain outsiders.