EghtesadOnline: Jury of the 38th Moscow International Film Festival awarded the Grand Prix - the Gold St George statuette - to the Iranian film ‘Daughter’ by the producer Reza Mirkamiri.
The Russian film ‘The Monk and the Demon’ by Nikolai Dostal did not get a prize, ISNA reports.
"This is a second time I get a Gold St George in Moscow, and I received both prizes for the films about family values," Mirkarimi said as he got the award.
‘Daugther’ is a drama telling the story of a traditionalist Iranian family where a conservative father takes all the decisions. The customary system of life collapses when the fifteen-year-old Setareh takes a flight to Teheran to see off her friend emigrating for Canada instead of celebration of her younger sister’s engagement.
Farhad Aslani who plays the girl’s father was named the Best Actor at the festival, while the Best Actress title went to the 13-year-old Filipino Teresa Malvar for the role in the social drama ‘Haze’ highlighting the plight of homeless children.