News ID: 232363
Published: 0302 GMT October 06, 2018

Iran's Cannes winner '3 Faces' adds Antalya award to its assets

Iran's Cannes winner '3 Faces' adds Antalya award to its assets

Iranian drama '3 Faces', directed by Jafar Panahi, won the Best Film award at the Antalya Film Festival in Turkey.

Starring Behnaz Jafari and Panahi, '3 Faces' received the Best Film award at the 55th Antalya Film Festival. Panahi's daughter received the award on his behalf at the award ceremony hosted by Antalya Municipality.

'3 Faces' won the best film award in competition with nine other international titles and two Turkish ones.

The flick is about three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Panahi's film, co-written with Nader Saeivar, had won best script award at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival jointly with the Italian film 'Happy as Lazzaro'.

Earlier, Panahi grabbed Golden Camera award of Cannes Festival in 1995 for his film 'White Balloon'.

Japanese Hirokazu Kore-eda was named the Best Director for his work on 'Shoplifters'. Zain Alrafeea took home the award as the Best Actor for 'Capharnaüm'.

Yeslyamova was named the Best Actress for her portrayal of the title character in 'Ayka' drama which also brought her the 71st Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

The panel of jury was presided by Vivian Qu while Cãlin Peter Netzer, Maurizio Braucci, Fatma Al Remaihi and Tuba Ünsal were the members of the panel for the Turkish film festival.

The festival's 55th edition of the opened on September 29 with the screening of 'Everybody Knows' directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.

The festival wrapped up on October 5, with a screening program from 84 applications from a total of 26 countries including Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Ukraine, Germany, the UK and Ireland among others.

Given that Turkey is hosting over four million refugees, Antalya festival had chosen 'human' as the main theme of this year's screening program.


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