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Iran-Afghan feature wins Busan Filmfest award

Iran-Afghan film 'Rona, Azim's Mother' has succeeded to win Kim Jiseok Award at 23rd Busan International Film Festival.

Iran-Afghan film 'Rona, Azim's Mother' has succeeded to win Kim Jiseok Award at 23rd Busan International Film Festival.

Kim Jiseok Award was presented to Iran-Afghanistan joint production ‘Rona, Azim's Mother’ by Jamshid Mahmoudi.

Mahmoudi's heartfelt family drama is about uneasy odyssey of an Afghan refugee family living in Iran.

Selected by the Afghan Film Organization, the 89-minute flick is Afghanistan's foreign-language Oscar submission.

Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini, Fatemeh Mirzaei, Alireza Ostadi, Saeed Changizian and Mohsen Tanabandeh star in the movie.

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries.

The event which opened October 4, wrapped up on October 13, 2018 in the South Korean city of Busan.

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