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Indian Cinevoyage filmfest awards ‘Driving Lessons’

The 2021 Cinevoyage filmfest in India awards Iranian ‘Driving Lessons’.

Iranian short flick ‘Driving Lessons’ has garnered three awards at the 4th edition of the Cinevoyage Film Festival (CFF) in India.

The Best Director Award went to Marzieh Riahi, the Best Editing Award went to Hossein Neshati, and the Best Screenplay Award went to Marjan Riahi.

“Bahareh must have her traditional, chauvinistic husband accompany her during driving lessons so that she and her instructor are not left together without a third party’s presence,” a synopsis for the film reads.

The film is starring Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh, and Sanaz Mesbah.

‘Driving Lessons’ has already grabbed several awards at various international festivals, including the 18th Topaz Film Festival by Women in Film Dallas in the US, the 2020 Hebden Bridge Film Festival in the UK, and the 25th Aichi International Women’s Film Festival in Japan.

The CFF hosts films from around the world and provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their experiences and showcase their works.

The 2021 edition of the event was held on February 11-13.