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13th Cinema Vérité reveals 5 top audience picks

The 13th Cinema Vérité announces most popular films competing at national section.

The 13th edition of the Cinema Vérité, Iran’s major International Documentary Film Festival, has announced the top 5 popular films competing at the national section.

The top five films picked by the audiences, in order of popularity, are:

‘No Place for Angels’ directed by Sam Kalantari

‘The Marriage Project’ directed by Hessam Eslami and Atieh Attarzadeh

‘Scenes from A Separation’ directed by Vahid Sedaqat

‘The Forbidden Strings’ directed by Hassan Nouri

‘Guardian’ directed by Fathollah Amiri and Nima Asgari

The Audience Award will be granted to the top three most popular films during the awarding ceremony on Monday evening.

‘No Place for Angel’, which depicts the hopes, fears, and dreams of the national Iranian women’s hockey team, is also being considered for best director (feature-length), best cinematography, best sound mixing, best film score, and best editing awards.

Organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center, the first edition of the Cinéma Vérité was held in 2007.

Over the past decade it has emerged as one of the important events on Iran's documentary film calendar.

The 13th edition of the Cinéma Vérité has been slated for December 9-16, 2019.