“City of Love” star Forugh Qojabegli named best actress at Beijing Intl. Film Festival

April 21, 2019

TEHRAN – Forugh Qojabegli has been selected as best actress for her role in Iranian filmmaker Ali Jaberansari’s drama “Tehran: City of Love” at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Saturday.

The film is about Mina (Forugh Qojabegli), who is unhappy about her weight, Hessam, a retired bodybuilder who trains older men and Vahid, who sings at funerals and weddings.

“A Fortunate Man” by Bille August from Denmark was picked as best feature film while Laszlo Nemes from Hungary was named as best director for his film “Sunset”.

The award for best actor went to Aris Servetalis for his role in “The Waiter” by Greek director Steve Krikris.

Prominent Iranian director Majid Majidi was on the jury panel of the festival. 

Iranian films “Here” by Seyyed Hadi Mohaqeq and “Three Faces” by Jafar Panahi were also screened during the festival. 

Photo: Forugh Qajabegli accepts the award for best actress for her role in the Iranian movie “Tehran: City of Love” at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival in China on April 20, 2019.

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