|“Saba” wins awards at Parvin filmfest||
TEHRAN -- The Iranian short family drama “Saba” has won the best film award at the 7th Parvin Etesami Film Festival, which highlights films on the theme of women.
The film also brought the best screenwriter award for writer/director Roqiyeh Tavakkoli during the closing ceremony of the event at Tehran’s Eyvan-e Shams Hall on Friday evening.
In addition, Soheila Golestani won the best actress award for her role in the film.
The movie is about a young girl, named Saba, who is caring for her elder sister’s children after her unexpected death. Meanwhile, her heart is heavy with the burden of tradition she might have to accept her brother-in-law’s proposal.
The closing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini and several other officials and cineastes.
The best documentary award went to “21 Employment Ads” directed and produced by Farahnaz Sharifi and “Labor Ward” directed by Behnam Deldadeh won the best animation award.
“Too Loud a Solitude” director Rokhshareh Qaem-Maqami won the best researcher award for the efforts she made for the film.
Maryam Khalilzadeh and Maryam Charmchi shared the best female animator award for “The White Pigeon by the Mirror” directed by Maryam Khalilzadeh.
Soheila Golestani also received the best director award for her film “Return”.
“Tehran, Subway, Women” by Bahareh Baharfar and “Right Bow” by Ali Purtalebi shared the special jury prize.
Established in 2007, the festival was named after Persian poetess Parvin Etesami (1907-1940).
The festival, which focuses on the role of woman in the economy of the family, was held in Tehran from February 19 to 22.
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