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
which was held in Apollon Theater Pyrgos, southwestern of
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
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.
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,
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SALES: Farabi Cinema
SCREENPLAY: Farhad Mehranfar, Musa
MUSIC: Musa Alijani
CAST: Nazbanu Mohammadyari, Simin
Amidi, Musa Alijani, Ahmad Zare-PanahRUNNING TIME: 90 m.
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