‘No Date No Signature’ wins Best Director prize of Mirror Filmfest.
Art and Experience: Iran’s Vahid Jalilvand won the Best Director for the drama ‘No Date, No Signature’ at Russia’s Mirror International Film Festival.
The festival is annually organized in Ivanovskaya Oblast to honor the great Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky. This year’s edition was held on June 11-18 and some 150 movies were screened.
‘No Date, No Signature’ was premiered at the 35th edition of the Fajr Film Festival and received three Crystal Simorgh awards for best director, best actor in a supporting role and best sound mixer.
The movie has so far taken part at a number of international events. More recently, the flick scooped Best Director and Best Actor awards at the Venice Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival, Italy.
It also won the Special Jury Award ‘Silver Alexander’ as well as the FIPRESCI Jury Award at the 58th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece this November.
‘No Date, No Signature’ narrates the story of a forensic pathologist Dr. Kaveh Nariman (played by Amir Aghaei), a principled and virtuous man, who has an accident with a motorcyclist (Mohammadzadeh) and his family, and injures his 8-year-old son. He pays compensation to the man and offers to take the child to a clinic nearby. The next morning, he finds out that the same little boy has been brought in for an autopsy. Dr. Nariman faces a dilemma now: is he responsible for the child’s death due to the accident or he died of food poisoning according to other doctors’ diagnostic?