‘The Wasteland’ directed by Ahmad Bahrami grabbed the FIPRESCI award handed out by the Independent Federation of Film Critics.
Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri have been named as the recipients of the Best Original Screenplay award for Mokri’s ‘Careless Crime’ at the same event.
Both films, along with Majid Majidi’s ‘Sun Children’, are currently on screen at the competition section of the Italian event.
The FIPRESCI award is often presented during film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Kerala.
Founded in 1932, the Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film event in the world and one of the “Big Three” fests alongside the festival of Cannes and the Berlin International Film Festival.
This year’s edition of the Venice event, which kicked off on September 2, is slated to wrap up on September 12.