Iran’s “Hero” tops Asian cinema at Taiwanese festival

May 15, 2016

TEHRAN -- Iranian film “Hero and the Cloak” won the Grand Prize in the Asian Vision Competition at the 10th Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF), the organizers announced on Saturday.

Directed by Arash Lahuti, the documentary is the story of a middle-aged man who stages street performances in order to find his ancestor’s cloak. 

The Merit Prize in this section was awarded to “Cities of Sleep” by Shaunak Sen from India.

In addition, the Grand Prize in the international competition went to “Brothers” by Norwegian filmmaker Aslaug Holm while “Drought” by Brazilian director Maria Ramos received the Merit Prize. 

Founded in 1998, the TIDF is one of the major professional platforms for documentaries in Asia.

Photo: Director Arash Lahuti holds the Grand Prize in the Asian Vision Competition that he received for “Hero and the Cloak” at the TIDF on May 14, 2016.

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