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Tahmineh Milani's film "The Unwanted Woman" scoops up Asia-Pacific awards

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian director Tahmineh Milani's "The Unwanted Woman", known as "Extra Wife" in Iran, bagged the best director and best screenplay at the 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards late Friday in Taipei, the largest city of Taiwan.

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Starring Amin Hayaii, Merila Zarei, Parsa Piruzfar, and Elsa Firuz-Azar, the film is about a 35-year-old woman named Sima who sets out on a journey along with her husband and five-year-old daughter.

They are accompanied by Saba, a young widow who has recently lost her husband. During the trip, Sima suspects that a secret relationship has developed between her husband and Saba.

When they encounter a storm, they stop for a short stay in a small town where the police are searching for a man who has murdered his wife.

Milani's other credits include "Two Women", "The Hidden Half", "The Fifth Reaction", "Kakado", "What Else Is New?", "The Legend of a Sigh", and "Children of Divorce".

"The Fifth Reaction" received the best film award at the Swiss Tout Ecran Film Festival in 2003.

The 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival hosted 54 films from 13 countries.

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