Reza Mirkarimi's “The Daughter” wins top prize at the Moscow Film Festival
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The Official Award and Closing Ceremony of the 38th Moscow International Film Festival was held on June 30, 2016. Main Prize ‘’Golden George’’ award for the best film picked up Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi for ‘’The Daughter’’. The film tells about the strict and traditional Mr. Azizi who lives with his family in an oil refinery town of southern Iran. Then one day, exasperated by her father's authoritarianism, Setareh announces she is off to Tehran to say farewell to one of her best friends who is leaving Iran for good. Unfortunately, the engagement celebrations of Setareh's younger sister are taking place simultaneously. Despite her father's objections Setareh takes the plane for Tehran. This act of disobedience sets in motion a series of perturbations that upset the calm tranquility of the paterfamilias.

Reza Mirkarimi won many international awards, His films have been presented at various festivals, including such festivals as Cannes Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival. It has to be mentioned that Reza Mirkarimi visited Tbilisi International Film Festival in 2014 and was a member of the international competition jury, he also hold a masterclass for Georgian filmmakers about directing.

The Moscow International Film Festival is one of the oldest in the world. For the first time it was held in 1935 with Sergei Eisenstein as chairman of the Jury. Nevertheless the Festival history is usually traced back to 1959, when it became a regular event. The Festival has three competition programs: Main competition, Documentary competition and Short Film competition. This year Out of competition programs were Special screenings, European Euphoria: Between Heaven and Hell, 8 ½ Films, Discovery: Cinema of the Turbulent Arab East, The Time of women, Holland Plus and some other ones.


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