French intl. film festival honors Iran’s ‘Taboor’

Iranian director Vahid Vakilifar’s second feature-length film Taboor has been hailed at the 15th edition of Deauville Asian Film Festival in France.

Vakilifar’s screen creation was awarded the Critic’s Prize of Lotus Air France (Prix de la Critique Internationale) at the festival.

Taboor which means the naval of the earth in old mythology is about human beings trapped in the surrounding environment.

The movie is also slated to be screened at the Viewpoints section of the 12th Tribeca International Film Festival in the United States, which will focus on stories told from distinctly male and female perspectives.

The film won Special Jury Prize shared with the Danish film A Hijacking by Tobias Lindholm at the 2012 edition of International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM).

Vakilifar’s movie also received the First Special Mention of the 2012 Thessaloniki International Film Festival that was held in the Greek port city, Thessaloniki.

The movie was presented at the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section of the 2012 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea, as well as the Festival du nouveau cinéma which was held in Montreal, Canada, in October 2012.

Born in 1981, Vahid Vakilifar graduated in film directing from Iran’s Soureh University and worked as an assistant director on several features before starting his filmmaking career.

He was honored in several international events particularly for his first feature-length production Geshe.

The 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival was held from March 6 to 10, 2013.

By Press TV


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