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Winter Song by Iranian director Mehranfar, best children film in the world

The Winter Song, directed by Farhad Mehranfar, on Saturday was awarded by Athens' International Children's Film Festival as the best film of the year 2003 throughout the world, IRNA reported.
Some 20 different countries put on display their films in the 6th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
which was held in Apollon Theater Pyrgos, southwestern of Greece.
The renowned and much awarded Iranian film director, Mehranfar has directed Winter Song which is telling a story of endeavors of a female teacher who is also a mother of a village family.
The hardworking teacher in Winter Song provides the opportunity of education for her children in an Iranian village.
Iran's cultural advisor in Greece, on behalf of Mehranfar, received the award of International Children's Film Festival in Athens on Saturday evening in the closing ceremony of the Olympia International Film Festival.
Noora, The Autumn Boys and The Flower, the Bird, the Sun directed respectively by Mahmoud Shoulizadeh, Mehdi Rahmani and Bahram Johari were also displayed and welcomed by the audience and the critics in the Olympia International Film Festival in Athens.
Ghat e-ye zemestani (The Winter Song) - The Winter Song

Nazbanu and her children live high in the Delfak mountains. The arrival of autumn brings a strange teacher and her exceedingly unconventional teaching methods to their wilderness. This is a song inspired by Nature and dedicated to Nature.

Farhad Mehranfar

Bandar Anzali (Iran), 1959. He began his movie-making career in short films, doumentaries and fiction, occasionally combining both genres. He directed his first feature film in 1997, Mooshak e kaghazi (Paper Airplanes), recipient of a Mention from the New Directors Award Jury at San Sebastian Festival, followed by Derakht-e-jan (The Tree of Life, 1998, screened in Zabaltegi) and Afsaneh-e eshgh (The Legend of Love, 2000).
Educational Technology Department
Farabi Cinema Foundation
55, Sie-Tir Ave.
Tehran 11358
Tel. 98 21 670 10 10
Fax 98 21 670 81 55
SALES: Farabi Cinema Foundation
DIRECTOR: Farhad Mehranfar
SCREENPLAY: Farhad Mehranfar, Musa Alijani
MUSIC: Musa Alijani
EDITION: Farhad Mehranfar
CAST: Nazbanu Mohammadyari, Simin Amidi, Musa Alijani, Ahmad Zare-Panah


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