“Breath” wins awards at Minsk filmfest

November 10, 2017

TEHRAN -- Iran’s submission to the 2018 Oscars “Breath” won two awards at the 24th Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” in Belarus, including best director and best actress awards, the organizers have announced.

Narges Abyar received the Children and Youth Film Competition Special Jury Award for Best Director, and Sareh Nur-Musavi was awarded with the Best Young Actress Award for her role in “Breath”.

“Breath” is about four children whose mother had died a few years earlier and their father decides to join the Iranian volunteers on the warfront following Iraq’s attack in September 1980.

“Fanny’s Journey” by Lola Doillon (France) won the Grand Prix Golden Listapadzik for Best Film, and the Award for Best Adult Actor in Children’s Film went to Hector Garcia for “Hero Steps” by Henry Rincon (Colombia).

The 24th Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” promoting “Truth, Love and Beauty” ran from November 3 to 10 and the winners were announced on November 7.

Abyar won the Golden Wolf for best director for “Breath” at the 20th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia in November 2016.

She also was picked as best director for the film at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival in the Canadian city in March 2017.

Photo: Narges Abyar holds the two awards she won for her film “Breath” at the 24th Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” in Belarus on November 7, 2017.

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