Abyar wins Best Direction at Vancouver Women filmfest.

MNA – Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar has won Best Direction Award for ‘Breath’ at 12th Vancouver International Women In Film Festival in Canada.

At the Closing Night Award Ceremony of Vancouver International Women In Film Festival on March 12th, the Best of the Festival awards were presented, during which Narges Abyar won the Best Direction Award for ‘Breath’ which premiered at Vancity Theatre on International Women’s Day as part of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival’s opening day.

Abyar could not attend the screening session of her film in person on March 8, though she managed to talk with the audience through live conferencing.

The film narrates the story of an Iranian family who lives in Yazd, 1978-1983. Bahar, Nader, Kamal and Maryam are living with their father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha). They are living in their childish world, filled with their dreams and fantasies, which are about to become true.

46 feature and short films were screened at the festival from March 8 to March 12, 2017.