Friday, December 10, 2004

Top prize for Iranian film at Indian film festival

Iranian film wins Indian honour

Iranian picture Beautiful City has won the main prize at the International Film Festival of India.The film, which tells the story of a man on death row, won the Golden Peacock for best Asian movie. Director Asghar Farhadi's film was described as "a masterpiece of wisdom and humility" by a member of the jury.

The festival has taken place in India for 35 years, moving this year from the capital Delhi to the popular tourist resort of Goa. Beautiful City's lead actor, Faramarz Gharibian, was awarded the Silver Peacock for his role in the film.

Winning director Farhadi said he "cannot imagine a world without cinema" when he collected the honour. The film is only the second feature from Farhadi, who also took writing credits for both releases.


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