Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - "The Lost Strait", a drama produced by Saeid Malekan on an epic battle by Iranian combatants during the last days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, was crowned best at the 36th Fajr Film Festival on Sunday night.
The film's director Bahram Tavakkoli and Ebrahim Hatamikia, whose Daesh drama "At Damascus Time" premiered at the festival, shared the Crystal Simorgh for best director during the closing ceremony of the event that was organized at Tehran's Milad Tower.
Peyman Maadi received the special jury award for directing "Bomb, a Love Story", a narrative about Tehran during the 1980s when the city was under Iraqi missile attacks.
The award for best actor was presented to Amir Jadidi for his roles in "The Lost Strait" and Soheil Beiraqi's debut film "Cold Sweat".
Sara Bahrami won the Crystal Simorgh for best actress for the portrayal of an addict in director Behruz Shoeibi's child trafficking drama "Woodpecker".
"The Underwater Cypress", which also recounts a story about the Iran-Iraq war, won the Golden Simorgh for best film from the national point of view. Producer Seyyed Hamed Hosseini received the award from Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri.
The audience Crystal Simorgh went to director Hooman Seyyedi's thriller "Sheeple".
cartoon by Ehsan Ganji, Iranian daily Shahrvand
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