Spain Sitges festival awards Iranian actor Majouni

IRNA – Iranian actor Hassan Majouni won the best actor award for his role in the black comedy ‘Pig’, directed by Mani Haqiqi, at 51st Sitges Film Festival in Spain which was held from October 4-14.

The comedy depicts the life of a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenging stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women.

The cast of the flick includes Hassan Majouni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar and Ali Baqeri.

The film experienced its first international screening at 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin.

The iInternationally acclaimed film won the best film award at Festival Int’l du Film Grolandais in France.

Best feature-length film award went to ‘Climax’ by Gaspar Noé and ‘Lazzaro Felice’ by Alice Rohrwacher received special jury award.

Carolina Bang, Piers Bizony, Anaïs Emery, Fernando Navarro and John Ajvide Lindqvist were among the members of the panel of jury at the Spanish festival.

Established in 1968, Sitges Film Festival is one of the world’s foremost international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror films.