Directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, ‘The Last Fiction’ has grabbed the best animation award at the third Southern Cone International Film Festival (FICCSUR) in Chile.
‘The Last Fiction’ is an animated account based on the story of ‘Zahhak’, a tale from an Iranian national epic The Shahnameh (Book of Kings), which is written by Iranian poet Ferdowsi.
The 120-minute-long animation offers a different perspective to ancient Iranian heroes and legends mentioned in Ferdowsi's masterpiece.
Some popular Iranian actors were in the animation’s voice acting lineup, including Parviz Parastouee, Leila Hatami, Hamed Behdad, Baran Kosari, Ashkan Khatibi, Farrokh Nemati, Hassan Pourshirazi, Majid Mozaffari, Shaqayeq Farahani, Melika Sharifinia, Akbar Zanjanpour, Zoheir Yari, and Bita Farrahi.
The top-rated animation has been awarded in a number of domestic and international festivals, including the AJAYU International Animation Festival in Peru, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea and the 37th International Fajr Film Festival in Iran.
The FICCSUR is a film festival that takes place in Valparaiso, Chile. The aim of the event is to have a worldwide festival of films, from all continents with different cultures and languages.
The third edition of the event has been held on May 23-26, 2019.
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