Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad wins Best Screenplay Award at Venice Film Festival

Bani-Etemad received the Best Screenplay award for her film Tales during the awards ceremony on the closing day of the festival on September 6, 2014 at Venice Lido.

Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad receiving her award at the Venice Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad receiving her award at the Venice Film Festival

Tales is composed of seven short episodes, in which Bani-Etemad reveals the fate of some of the main characters in her previous films like The Blue-Veiled, Under the Skin of the City and Mainline. […]

Best-known for addressing social problems in her films, Bani-Etemad has directed numerous feature-length and short films as well as documentaries, which have garnered many international and national awards.

“The characters in my films are real, [from among] the people whom I might meet every day,” she had earlier stated. […]

Another Iranian film maker Nima Javidi’s debut feature-length film Melbourne received critical acclaim at the festival. The film opened Critics’ Week section of the event.

French film composer Alexandre Desplat was the head of the international jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The 71st annual Venice Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from August 27 to September 6, 2014.

Source: Payvand News of Iran

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