Iranian film wins at Swedish film festival

A screenshot from ‘Melbourne’ directed by Nima Javidi

Iranian filmmaker’s recent drama Melbourne has garnered two awards at the 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden.

The film took the best screenplay award while the festival’s best cinematography award went to the film’s cinematographer Houman Behmanesh.

Melbourne has recently received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The film experienced its international premiere at the festival.

Javidi’s debut feature-length film opened Critics’ Week section of this year’s Venice film festival and had several screening programs, out of competition.

“Some international critics participated in the festival believe that Melbourne conjures up the mood and tone of the British film director Alfred Hitchcock’s works,” said Javidi.

“The renowned film distribution company Microcinema purchased the film’s world distributing right,” he also noted.

Melbourne chronicles the story of a young couple on their way to the eponymous Australian city to continue their education. But just a few hours before their departure, they become involved in a tragic event.

The 25th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival took place on November 5-16.

By Press TV


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