Art and Experience: Three Iranian films were honored in various sections of the 9th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), which was held in the Indian city from Jan. 7 to 11.
“Inversion” won the Red Rose best feature film award as well as the best screenwriter award for director/writer Behnam Behzadi.
“Inversion”, which stars Ali Mossafa and Sahar Dowlatshahi, is about three siblings, and masterfully features Tehran’s air pollution.
“Arvand” by Puria Azarbaijani won the best war and peace film award.
The film is about the 175 Iranian divers, most of whom are believed to have been buried alive in scattered mass graves in Iraq during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The award for best short film went to “Kech” by Mehrdad Hassani.
“Kech”, which means daughter in Kurdish, tells the story of a nurse who sacrifices herself to save a child from a warzone.