“Wednesday, May 9” wins award at Venice filmfest

September 13, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique (FIPRESCI) has honored Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand’s debut film “Wednesday, May 9” at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

The acclaimed movie about a philanthropist intent on helping Tehran’s poor with unexpected consequences, won the FIPRESCI Prize for the Side Section.

The FIPRESCI Prize for the Official Competition went to Italian director Marco Bellocchio for “Blood of My Blood”.

“Wednesday, May 9,” tells the story of Jalal, a man who publishes an unusual advertisement in one of Tehran’s morning papers to donate $10,000 to a needy person.

The film was also screened at the 4th Sala Web Theater affiliated with the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which was held in the Italian city from September 2 to 12. Sala Web was held from September 3 to 16.

It also won a jury special prize at the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival in February of this year.