Iranian director wins prize at Berlin pageant in absentia
The jury at the Berlin Film Festival has awarded the top prize to a film by an Iranian director who couldn’t attend because authorities have barred him from leaving IranFebruary 29, 2020, 9:23 PM1 min readFRANKFURT, Germany — Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There Is No Evil” won the Golden Bear prize Saturday for best picture…
The jury at the Berlin Movie Pageant has awarded the tip prize to a movie by an Iranian director who couldn’t lend a hand because authorities maintain barred him from leaving Iran
February 29, 2020, 9: 23 PM
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FRANKFURT, Germany —
Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There Is No Bad” received the Golden Comprise prize Saturday for finest describe at the Berlin Movie Pageant. Rasoulof wasn’t there to web the award resulting from a shuttle ban imposed on him by Iranian authorities.
“There Is No Bad” tells four reports loosely connected to the usage of the demise penalty in Iran and going by plot of personal freedom under tyranny.
The Berlin pageant jury led by actor Jeremy Irons selected the movie over 17 others competing for the prize, at the side of Sally Potter’s “The Avenue Now no longer Taken,” a remake of “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” and “Siberia,” starring Willem Dafoe and Dounia Sichov.
Organizers left an empty chair and name model for Rasoulof at the news conference for his entry. Germany’s dpa news company reported that Rasoulof’s daughter, Baran, authorized the Golden Comprise award on his behalf.
The Silver Comprise for finest actress went to Paul Beer for her efficiency in “Undine” and the Silver Comprise for finest actor to Elio Germano for his characteristic in “Hidden Away.” Only screenplay went to the D’Innocenzo brothers, Damiano and Fabio, for “Defective Tales.”
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