“Violinist” honored at Japanese festival 

September 24, 2017

TEHRAN – “Violinist” by Iranian director Mohammad-Ali Talebi has won the Kumamoto City Prize at the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan.

The film is about Kianush, a teenager who has to make a living as a street musician.

The prize is presented to the second winner of the audience award at the festival, which came to an end on Sunday.

“Bad Genius” by Nattawut Poonpiriya from Thailand won the Fukuoka Audience Award of the event.

Photo: Iranian director Mohammad-Ali Talebi (R) and a festival organizer, Masato Nakamoto, pose during the closing ceremony of the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan on September 24, 2017.

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