“The Salesman” named best at London filmfest 

November 5, 2016 - 18:27

TEHRAN – Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed drama “The Salesman” has won the Best Feature Film Award at the 7th London Iranian Film Festival.

The movie is about Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidusti) who move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant dramatically changes the young couple’s life.

A lineup composed of the latest works from Iranian cinema were screened at the festival, which was held from October 28 to November 6.

“Bodyguard” by Ebrahim Hatamikia won the Audience Award, and the Best Documentary Award went to “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” by Seifollah Samadian.

The Best Short Film Award was given to “Gas Pipe” (Hossein Darabi) and “Entracte” by Mohammadreza Kheradmandan received the Best Animation Film Award.

The London Iranian Film Festival is the only annual festival to present Iranian films in the UK. It showcases films that explore Iranian culture and identity in four categories of short film, documentary, animation and feature film.

Photo: Taraneh Alidusti (L) and Shahab Hosseini act in a scene of “The Salesman”.


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