Iran prolific character actor Mohsen Tanabandeh has been nominated for best actor award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards for his performance in ‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’.
Directed and written by Jamshid Mahmoudi, Tanabandeh won the nom of the 13th edition of the festival.
The film also known as ‘Break Simultaneously Twenty Bones has been also nominated for Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ is an 89-minute Iran-Afghan co-production which narrates the story of Azim, an Afghan refugee who lives in Tehran along with his family and works at Tehran municipality at night.
Being the family’s head, he must choose between his own life and his mother’s whom he claims is the most important one in his life, as he found out that she is in dire need of kidney transplant.
Among the cast team are Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini and Fatemeh Mirzaee.
The film has won Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, two awards at the Diorama International Film Festival in India, the Grand Prix of the International Jury and the INALCO (Asian Studies University in Paris) award at the 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France, best film award at the 3rd Sharm el-Sheikh Asian Film Festival in Egypt, and Best Afghan Feature Film at the 3rd Sama International Film Festival in Sweden.
The movie has also gone on screen at some global film events, including the 29th Annual Festival of Films from Iran in the US.
The upcoming edition of the event will be held in Brisbane, Australia on November 21, 2019.