Pey­man Maadi crowned best di­rec­tor at Bospho­rus Film Fes­ti­val

Tehran Times - - ART & CULTURE -

TEHRAN – Pey­man Maadi was picked as best di­rec­tor for his Ira­nian drama “Bomb, a Love Story” at the 6th In­ter­na­tional Bospho­rus Film Fes­ti­val in Is­tan­bul, the or­ga­niz­ers an­nounced on Satur­day.

Maadi is also the writer of the screen­play for the film, whose story is set in 1988 at the height of the Iran-Iraq war as Tehran is bombed re­lent­lessly. The days that pass are full of fore­bod­ing, and yet love, af­fec­tion, hope and life it­self man­age to sweep away the fear of death from those sur­rounded by it.

The fes­ti­val also hon­ored Ira­nian di­rec­tor Babak Jalali with the jury spe­cial award for his lat­est film “Land”.

“Screw­driver” by Pales­tinian di­rec­tor Bas­sam Jar­bawi re­ceived the Golden Dol­phin for best film.

Kushtrim Hoxha was named best ac­tor for his role in Is­met Si­ja­rina’s drama, “Cold Novem­ber”, a co­pro­duc­tion be­tween Al­ba­nia and Ser­bia.

Va­le­ria Ber­tuc­celli won the award for best ac­tress for her role in “The Queen of Fear” that she co-di­rected with Fabi­ana Tis­cor­nia.

Ira­nian di­rec­tor/writer Parviz Shah­bazi who won the award for best screen­writer at last year’s fes­ti­val, was the pres­i­dent of the jury this year. Belçim Bil­gin, Iris Ng and Marc Baschet were mem­bers of the panel.

Pey­man Maadi (L) and Leila Hatami act is a scene from “Bomb, a Love Story”.

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