TEHRAN, May 19 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Iranian film "From Afar" won the Silver Leopard Award at the 3rd Acapulco International Film Festival, which is awarded to the world's newcomer. The festival was held in the southwestern Mexican seaport from April 30 to May 9.
Directed by Ramin Mohseni, "From Afar" narrates three stories of life in Iran, which portray different circumstances. In each tale, the young protagonist, played by Kurosh Tahami, journeys towards a particular spiritual insight or emotion.
Jamshid Hashempur, Behnaz Jafari, Dariush Arjomand, Homayun Ershadi, and Mahbubeh Bayat also star in the film.
The movie was nominated for the Best First Film Director Award at the 24th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, in January 2006.
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