Iranian cinema receives more nominations at APSA

October 17, 2018 - 18:0

TEHRAN – Iranian films have received three more nominations at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the organizers announced on Wednesday.

Director/writer Peyman Maadi’s “Bomb, a Love Story” is competing for the award for best screenplay. The film previously received a nomination for the award for Best Original Score composed by the celebrated Greek musician Eléni Karaïndrou.

“Ava”, a co-production from Iran, Qatar and Canada, was nominated in the Best Youth Feature Film category. Sadaf Forughi is the director of the film co-produced by Forughi and Kiarash Anvari.

Bahman Farmanara is contending for the best actor award for his role in “Tale of the Sea”, which was also directed by Farmanara himself. 

The nominees in the best feature film category are “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness” directed by Khavn De La Cruz from the Philippines, “Burning” directed by Lee Chang-dong from South Korea and “The Gentle Indifference of the World”, co-production between Kazakhstan and France directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov.

“Manta Ray”, a co-production from Thailand, China and France directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng and “Shoplifters” by Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu are also competing in this section.

Winners are scheduled to be announced during the APSA ceremony, which will take place in Brisbane, Australia on November 29.

Photo: Bahman Farmanara acts in a scene from “Tale of the Sea”.

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