Iranian movies nominated for Beijing Fest. best film award

Tehran, April 17, IRNA – Two Iranian Films 'Searing Summer' by Ebrahim Irajzad and 'Untaken Paths' by Tahmineh Milani have been nominated for the Best Film Award (Tiantan Award) at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival.

The two Iranian films were nominated along with two Chinese films for the best film award of the festival which began on April 15 and will continue until April 22 in the Chinese capital Beijing.

‘Searing Summer’ narrates the story of a married woman called Nasrin who wants to get a divorce but knows she will not be able to get custody of her six-year-old daughter in the case. Without her husband's knowledge, she moves to another part of town with her daughter.

When her husband catches up with her, their lives take an unexpected turn.

Milani’s film is about a young girl, Mali, who meets Sia and starts secret relations with him. Soon Mali’s family finds out about their relationship. According to the cultural rules, the only way she can continue her relationship with Sia, is for them to get married.

Despite the disapproval of Mali’s family, things take a quick turn. Sia, incapable of managing his new life, starts practicing his father’s methods of turning to physical violence. Now Mali, who has lost her self-confidence and personality as well as her family’s support, becomes more and more depressed as each day passes.

In the 7th edition of the festival, Iranian actress Golab Adineh won Best Actress award for her inspiring role in the Iranian film ‘Abji’.

Source: Iran Daily

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