Art and Experience: Iranian actor Navid Mohammadzadeh was honored Thursday with a special mention for his performance in “No Date, No Signature” at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia.
After accepting the award, Mohammadzadeh dedicated it to the victims of the recent earthquake in the western Iranian region of Kermanshah.
Directed by Vahid Jalilvand, “No Date, No Signature” tells the story of Dr. Nariman, a forensic pathologist played by Mohammadzadeh who has a car accident with a motorcyclist, injuring his 8-year-old son.
In addition, late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was honored with a special Artistic Acknowledgement. The APSA Academy conferred a posthumous membership on him. Kiarostami’s “24 Frames” was also in the APSA official competition.
Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” (Australia) was named best feature film, while Andrey Zvyagintsev from Russia won the award for best director for “Loveless”.
Rajkummar Rao from India was crowned best actor for his role in “Newton”, and Nata Murvanidze from Georgia was picked as best actress for “Scary Mother”.