News ID: 211062
Published: 0403 GMT March 04, 2018

Iranian actor Behdad awarded in Malaysia

Iranian actor Behdad awarded in Malaysia

Popular Iranian actor Hamed Behdad was awarded the best leading actor prize for his role in 'Blockage' in the 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards.

Malaysia International Film Festival was held from February 25 to March 2, 2018, while the Malaysia Golden Global Awards night took place on March 3, ISNA reported.

In his acceptance speech, the actor dedicated his award to Iran's legendary director Abbas Kiarostami who passed away in 2016.

'Blockage' was nominated for six accolades for best direction (Mohsen Qaraei), best script (Saeed Roustaei), best film (Bahman Kamyar), best leading actor (Hamed Behdad), best supporting actress (Giti Qasemi) and best supporting actor (Nader Fallah).

The film chronicles a devastating chaos that occurs to a ferocious, contemptible man who works as a street vendor control officer.

The flick has taken part in a number of international events, winning awards such as the best film prize at New Currents section of the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

The 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards took place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on March 3, 2018.

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