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Iran's 'Castle Of Dreams' takes top honours at Shanghai film festival

Iran's 'Castle Of Dreams' takes top honours at Shanghai film festival
Drama directed by Reza Mirkarimi scooped best film, best director and shared the best actor prize with China’s The Return.

Iranian drama Castle Of Dreams, directed by Reza Mirkarimi, was presented with three of the top awards at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival (Siff), including best feature.

The film, about a father who returns to his children after a long absence, was also awarded best director and the best actor prize (Hamed Saberi Behdad), which was shared with China’s The Return (Chang Feng). Mirkarimi’s credits include Under The Moonlight, which won the Critics Week Grand
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Winners list of the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Jubilee Awards

On the evening of June 23, the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Jubilee Awards Ceremony was held at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.?

22nd Shanghai International Film Festival Awards winner list:

Best Feature Film

?Castle of Dreams? (Iran)

Jury Grand Prix

?Inhale-Exhale? (Georgia/Russia/Sweden)

Best Director

Reza Mirkarimi for ?Castle of Dreams?

Best Actor (joint winners)

Chang Feng for ?The Return? (China) and Hamed Saberi Behdad for ?Castle of Dreams? (Iran)

Best Actress

Salome Demuria for ?Inhale-Exhale? (Georgia/Russia/Sweden)

Best Screenplay?

Aleksander Lungin and Pavel Lungin for ?Brotherhood? (Russia)

Best Cinematography

Jake Pollock for ?Spring Tide? (China)

Outstanding Artistic Achievement

?Trees Under the Sun? (India)

Best Animation Film

?Ride Your Wave? (Japan)

Best Documentary Film

?Bridge of Time? (Latvia/ Lithuania/ Estonia)

Best Live Action Short Film

?Nowhere To Put? (China)

Best Animated Short Film

?La Noria? (Spain)

The Iranian film "Castle of Dreams" won the Best Film Award and Best Director Award.
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Shanghai Film Festival Crowns Iranian Drama ‘Castle Of Dreams’ With Trio Of Prizes

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Shanghai Film Festival Crowns Iranian Drama ‘Castle Of Dreams’ With Trio Of Prizes
China’s leading film festival crowned Iranian drama Castle Of Dreams with three prizes on Sunday evening.

The Shanghai International Film Festival handed Reza Mirkami’s film the Golden Goblet for best film, best director and a joint best actor award for Hamed Saberi Behdad. The familial drama charts the aftermath of a mother’s death.

The unusual bounty comes at a time when the U.S.’s relationship with Iran and China is on the slide. Iran meanwhile has developed a strong bond with China, which is one of its biggest trading partners. During this week’s festival there was also talk of a China-Iran Co-Production Treaty.

Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan headed this year’s jury, which also gave two prizes to Georgian drama Inhale-Exhale by Dito Tsintsadze. The film scooped the grand jury prize and the best actress award for Salome Demuria.

Chang Feng also shared the
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'Inhale-Exhale': Film Review | Shanghai 2019

'Inhale-Exhale': Film Review | Shanghai 2019
There aren’t many films willing to plunge into the dark caverns of human society with the courage of Dito Tsintsadze’s Inhale-Exhale. With utter simplicity and a masterful touch, the Georgian director (who has relocated to Germany) describes the murderous prejudices of a provincial mining town against anyone seen as different from the norm. This concisely told, haunting film won the grand jury prize at its bow in the Shanghai Film Festival's competition, while Salome Demuria (House of Others) took home best actress laurels for an achingly tough performance that is hard to forget.

Tsintsadze (Lost Killers, Mediator) opens ...
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Iran’s ‘Castle of Dreams’ Sweeps Shanghai Golden Goblet Award Ceremony

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Iran’s ‘Castle of Dreams’ Sweeps Shanghai Golden Goblet Award Ceremony
China’s top film festival showered its highest three honors on the Iranian film “Castle of Dreams,” hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would on Monday impose “major additional sanctions” on Tehran.

“Castle of Dreams,” a drama about family, separation and keeping one’s promises collected a trio of prizes on Sunday night at the Shanghai International Film Festival. It won the Golden Goblet prize for best film, the best director prize for Reza Mirkarimi, and a shared best actor award for Hamed Saberi Behdad.

The almost unprecedented awards haul comes at a time when analysts say that Beijing and Tehran are likely to develop even closer cooperation as their respective relationships with the U.S. deteriorate. China is Iran’s largest trading partner, and Tehran’s willingness to stand up to U.S. pressure is partially due to ability to fall back on Beijing’s support.
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