TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian director Ali Rafiei's "Fish Fall in Love" won the Best Film award at the 7th Aubagne International Film Festival, held from April 10 to 15 in France, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Tuesday.
The film was previously screened in Canada and the Netherlands.
Written by Ali Rafiei, the film tells the story of a man called Aziz who returns to his village after 25 years and rediscovers not only the home he left but also Atieh, the woman he abandoned.
The film stars Reza Kianian, Roya Nonahali, Golshifteh Farahani, and Maryam Sa'adat.
Rafiei held several workshops on screenwriting and stage and costume designing on the sidelines of the festival.
The Fish Fall In Love uses the language of food to speak of life and a story of unrequited love set in Northern Iran, as main character Aziz (Reza Kianian) returns home to take possession of the remaining portion of his father's abandoned estate after going on an undesired journey 25 years earlier. On his arrival he unexpectedly meets Atieh (Roya Nonahali).
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