Iran’s short ‘Manicure’ has managed to grab the Best Film award at the City Blue Film Awards in Spain, bringing to 21 the number of prizes it won.
Directed by Arman Fayyaz, ‘Manicure’ garnered the award at the 3rd edition of the Spanish festival.
'Manicure' tells the story of a young man who has trouble coping with the sudden death of his wife, while facing pressure from angry local villagers after a shocking fact is revealed during her burial.
Produced in 2017, the 14-minute short film has so far participated at various global film events, including the 24th Encounters Film Festival in the UK, the 9th Istanbul International Short Film Festival in Turkey, the Big Bang International Short Film Festival in Greece and the 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US.
‘Manicure has also received various awards such as the best short film award at the 5th Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the US as well as the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema) in Brazil.
The closing ceremony of City Blue Film Awards took place on May 13 in the Spanish city of Alicante.