September 23, 2019 12:37
News ID: 7575

(Persia Digest) -  Iranian feature 'Castle of Dreams', directed by Reza Mirkarimi has won the best director and best feature awards at the 13th Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) in Georgia.

Mehr News reports that the feature is about a 42-year-old man, Jalal, who murders a family in a car crash. The murder, however, is considered as involuntary manslaughter in court.

The festival, held on September 15 – 22, focuses on art-house cinema. BIAFF festival’s major sections include - International Competition (Feature, Doc and Short sections), Retrospectives, Meet the Jury, Master Collection, etc. Beside film screenings, the festival program includes various workshops, master classes and industry events.


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‘Castle of Dreams’ is Mirkarimi’s ninth feature film as director and his first cooperation with Hamed Behdad.

‘Castle of Dream’ has recently won three top prizes in its first international screening at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival in China, including the Golden Goblet prize for best film, best director prize for Reza Mirkarimi, and the best actor award for Hamed Behdad, which he shared with Chang Feng for 'The Return' (China).

Mirkarimi’s film will next take part at the 38th Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada, slated for September 26 - October 11, 2019.

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