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Iran's "Two-legged Horse" wins San Sebastian Special Jury Prize

TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (ISNA)-The 56th San Sebastian film festival awarded Special Jury Prize to Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf for her "Two-legged Horse."

The film is the story of a boy in Afghanistan who is hired to carry around another boy whose father has lost his legs on a mine.

The 37th edition of Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema has also invited the "Two-legged Horse" to Canada.

About Samira Makhmalbaf

Born on February 15,1980 in Tehran. At the age of eight, she played in "The Cyclist" directed by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf the celebrated Iranian filmmaker.

At the age of 17, she directed her first feature titled "The Apple" and She went on to become the youngest director in the world participating in the official section of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. She was praised on different occasions by the legendary Jean-Luc Godard for her film. The Apple was invited to more than 100 international film festivals in a period of two years, while going to the screen in more than 30 countries. (read more)

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