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FFF bester ‘The Lost Strait’ to run for 36th FIff awards

The 36th FFF bester ‘The Lost Strait’ is to run for the 36th FIff awards.

The 36th Fajr Film Festival (FFF) bester ‘The Lost Strait’ has been set to run for the 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) awards.

The festival will screen ‘The Lost Strait’ directed by Bahram Tavakkoli on April 21, 2018.

The Iranian epic film won the Best Film Crystal Simorgh and the film's director, Tavakkoli, received the Crystal Simorgh for Best Director for this film at the 36th FFF.

The film also brought the Crystal Simorgh prize for respective contributors, including Best Sound Recording to Rashid Daneshmand, Best Make Up to Saeed Malekan and Best Special Effects to Mohsen Rouzbahani.

The 2018 fest’s best picture, 'The Lost Strait', also led winners at the National Will Manifestation strand, which was held in Arvand Free Trade Zone (AFZ) located in the southwest corner of Iran.

‘The Lost Strait’ depicts Iranian combatants in an epic battle during the last days of the Iraq-imposed war on Iran.

Javad Ezzati, Amir Jadidi, Mehdi Pakdel, Ali Soleimani, Mehdi Qorbani and Hamid-Reza Azarang, are among its cast members.

Established in 1982, the FIff celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to local and international films.

Since its establishment, the Fajr International Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.

Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran and across the world every year.

Directed by Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th FIff has been slated for April 19-27, 2018, in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.