Art and Experience: Environmental feature film ‘Kupal’ was awarded as the Best Feature Film at the 3rd Around International Film Festival (ARFF) in Amsterdam.
Director and writer Kazem Mollai’s Kupal competed with counterparts from US, China, the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Czech Republic, among which Kupal grabbed the award.
Kupal is about the protection of the environment and the animals and narrates the story of Dr. Ahmad Kupal, who is a taxidermist hunter, as he faces a challenge just before the New Year.
Notable cast members of the film include Levon Haftvan, Nazanin Farahani, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hossein Shamsabadi, Vahan Salimzadeh and Mitra Asiaee.
Another Iranian film, 999999999, directed by Karim Azimi also won the Best Experimental Film Award at the Dutch event.
999999999 focus on the theme that people climb up a stone stair from the childhood through the rest of their lives, and nightmares pour on them like a rain.
The Around Film Festival (ARFF) is an international online event for all short, documentary, feature, commercial, music and animated films. Its goal is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform.