Internationally acclaimed Iranian female director Ida Panahandeh is to be honored in a ceremony under the auspices of Farabi Cinema Foundation in Iran.
The ceremony dubbed “Familiar Land, Familiar Words” will pay homage to the Iranian director making ‘Nahid’ which grabbed both popular and international critical acclaim.
Aida Panahandeh’s ‘Nahid’ as Iran’s only representative was screened at the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, winning a prize for debut films.
In 2016, Hong Kong International Film Festival granted a nomination to Panahandeh for her directorial debut.
‘Nahid' chronicles efforts by a woman to maintain the custody of her child. It features Asghar Farhadi’s 'A Separation' actress Sareh Bayat.
The ceremony to be held May 9 will host several cultural officials and Iranian cinema personalities as well as media persons.
Farabi Cinema Foundation is a leading Iran-based company involved in production, international distribution and promotion of Iranian films.