Saturday, December 3, 2011

42nd IFFI 2011 –Peacock Awards declared. Asghar Farhadi (Iran) won Best Director award for his film NADER AND SIMIN A SEPARATION

Asghar Farhadi (Iran) won Best Director award for his film NADER AND SIMIN A SEPARATION with a Silver Peacock and cash prize of 33,000 USD in the competition section of the International Film Festival of I ndia which concluded today.. Simin(Leila Hatami) wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin goes back to her parents’, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. He hastily hires a poor woman named Razieh (Sareh Bayat) as a daytime caretaker, who signs on without telling him she's pregnant. A few days later he fires her and shoves her out the door; she falls on the stairs (perhaps) and has a miscarriage. The rest of the film is a crescendo of tension as Razieh's hot-headed, debt-ridden husband Hodjat (Shahab Hosseini) takes Nader to court for man slaughter. This film won several awards in 2011 film festivals all over the world including Berlinale. Not only has the International Jury of this year's Berlinale, presided over by Isabella Rossellini, awarded the film the Golden Bear, but, in a most unusual move, the jury's also decided to give the Silver Bear for Best Actor and Silver Bear for Best Actress to the male and female ensembles, respectively. It also won:

Fajr Film Festival 2011:

§ Audience Award - Best Film

§ Crystal Simorgh Award - Best Cinematography

§ Crystal Simorgh Award - Best Director (Asghar Farhadi)

§ Crystal Simorgh Award - Best Screenplay

§ Crystal Simorgh Award - Best Sound Recorder (Mahmoud Samakbashi)

§ Diploma of Honor - Best Actor in Supporting Role: (Shahab Hosseini)

§ Diploma of Honor - Best Actress in Supporting Role (Sareh Bayat)

§ Pula Film Festival 2011:

§ Golden Arena Award - International Competition: Best Film

§ Sydney Film Festival 2011:

§ Official Competition Award - Best Film

§ Yerevan International Film Festival 2011:

§ Grand Prix: Golden Apricot - Best Film

§ World Cinema Amsterdam Festival 2011:

§ Parool Audience Award - Best Film]

§ Saint Petersburg International Film Festival "KinoForum" 2011:

§ Grand Prix - Best Film[25]

§ Melbourne International Film Festival 2011:

§ Most Popular Feature Film - Asghar Farhadi

§ 15th Iran Cinema Celebration:

§ Best Film

§ Best Director

§ Best Original Screenplay

§ Best Supporting Actor

§ San Sebastian International Film Festival 2011:

§ Another Look Award

§ Fukuoka International Film Festival 2011:

§ Audience Award - Best Film

§ Riga International Film Festival 2011:

§ FIPRESCI prize

§ Vancouver International Film Festival 2011:

§ Rogers People's Choice Award

§ British Independent Film Awards 2011:

§ Best Foreign Film Award

§ BBC Four World Cinema Awards 2011:

§ Best Film

§ Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011:

§ Best Feature Film Award

§ New York Film Critics Circle 2011:

§ Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review Awards 2011:Best Foreign language

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