Final Awards for 27th Fajr Film Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 February 2009 11:25

Curtain comes down on Fajr filmfest with wins for “Hesitation”, “About Elly” The 27th Fajr International Film Festival came to an end, with “Hesitation” and “About Elly” winning the Crystal Simorghs for best film and best director respectively.

The closing ceremony of the festival, is Iran’s most important gala in the motion picture industry. Hesitation”, a film noir about fratricide and infidelity, is Varuzh Karim-Masihi’s second film after a 19-year hiatus in filmmaking. Starring Bahram Radan and Taraneh Alidusti, the film was produced by Saeid Sadi. About Elly”, is about a group of middle class Iranians who drive to the shores of the Caspian Sea for a short break from Tehran.This year, the Best Actor Crystal Simorgh of the Fajr festival went to Shahab Hosseini for his role in “Superstar”, which focuses on the metamorphosis of an egotistic movie star.Leila Hatami won the Best Actress Crystal Simorgh for her role in “Penniless”, a drama about a couple facing destitution.Comedian Alireza Khamseh, who was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Crystal Simorgh for his serious role in “Twenty”, presented the car prize to his wife.“Twenty” also brought Mahtab Karamati the Best Supporting Actress Crystal Simorgh.This year’s Special Jury Prize was given to director Parviz Shahbazi for making “14 Karat”, which is about a man who becomes a victim of his own misunderstanding.Penniless” (directed by Hamid Nematollah) and “About Elly” were jointly selected as the Audience Favorite Film.Following is a list of the winners:Best Film: “Hesitation” produced by Saeid SadiBest Director: Asghar Farhadi for “About Elly”Best Screenplay: “Homeland” written by Farid Mostafavi and Abolhassan Davudi

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