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'Angels Die in the Soil' wins award at Palm Springs Film Festival

The film 'Angels Die in the Soil' by Iran's renowned director Babak Amini won an award in the 2008 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market.

The Cinema Without Borders Best International Film Award went to Angels Die in the Soil (Iran), directed by Babak Amini.  On the border between Iran, Kurdistan and Iraq, a headstrong young woman who survived Saddam's chemical warfare attacks during the Iran/Iraq war encounters an American soldier, who's been shot and left for dead by his terrorist captors.

Cast & Credits
Director: Babak Amini
Principal Cast: Donya Ghobadi, Pedram Seyfuri
Screenwriter/Producer: Babak Amini
Editor: Mahsoomeh Shahazari
Director of Photography: Meisam Riahl
Sound Recorder: Vahid Hajilooi
Music: Shahram Alimohammadi
Producer: Babak Amini

The festival was held from August 21-27.

Some 3,000 films from different countries participated in the festival.

Babak Amini was born in 1978 in Kurdestan province. He went to school in Tehran and graduated from an Iranian university with a degree in philosophy.

He worked for 10 years as assistant to director Bahman Ghobadi in his films 'A Time for Drunken Horses', 'Turtles Can Fly', and 'Half Moon'.

... Payvand News - 08/31/08 ... --

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