|“Fish and Cat” wins award at Venice filmfest||
The film’s director Shahram Mokri received the award during the festival’s closing ceremony, which was held at the Palazzo del Casino in Venice on September 7.
“Fish and Cat” narrates the story of a group of university students who face different problems during their trip to the northern part of Iran.
The Orizzonti or Horizons strand section of the festival is dedicated to new trends in filmmaking, screening a selection of short films that last a maximum of 20 minutes.
The Orizzonti Jury of the 70th Venice Film Festival chaired by Paul Schrader was composed of Catherine Corsini, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Golshifteh Farahani, Frédéric Fonteyne, Kseniya Rappoport and Amr Waked.
The Golden Lion for Best Film of the festival went to “Sacro Gra”, an Italian-French production directed by Gianfranco Rosi.
Alexandros Avranas from Greece received the Silver Lion for Best Director for “Miss Violence” and the Grand Jury Prize went to “Jiaoyou” by Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese Taipei, France).
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