Iranian feature film ‘Dressage’ has won two awards at the 2019 Rabat International Festival of Film (FICAR) in Morocco.
The 95-minute ‘Dressage’ by Pouya Badkoubeh grabbed Best Actress Award for Negar Moghaddam as well as Best Screenplay Award for Hamed Rajabi.
The flick competed at the International Competition section of the 24th edition of the Rabat Film Festival along with 70 films from different countries across the globe.
Reza Mirkarimi’s ‘Castle of Dreams’ and ‘African Violet’ made by Mona Zandi-Haqiqi were also Iran representatives at the FICAR.
‘Dressage’ tells the story of Golsa and her friends who, motivated primarily by boredom rather than greed, decide to rob a corner shop.
While evaluating the robbery, they are dismayed to realize that they forgot to bring along the CCTV footage; so one of them must return to the crime scene and the vote falls on Golsa.
The Iranian feature has won Best First Film Award at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran, best film award at the 2019 International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva in Switzerland, best debut film at the 4th CineIran Festival in Canada, Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th Persian International Film Festival in Australia, a jury award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, Best Director award at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, best film award at the Iranian Film Festival in the Czech Republic, and College Students Prize of the 29th Ciné Junior International Youth Cinema Festival in France.
The Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) (Festival International du Cinema D'Auteur de Rabat) is dedicated to the Author cinema, a true cinema of art and thought in all its forms, to brave films, demanding, intelligent, even radicals who destroy the clichés.
The film event was held in Rabat – the city of Taza, in northern Morocco on November 16-22, 2019.