Three Nominations For Iranian Cinema At Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Iranian cinema received three nominations as the organizers announced the nominees on Friday for the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.

“A Man of Integrity”, a drama directed and produced by Mohammad Rasulof about a goldfish farmer who is battling corporate oppression in northern Iran, was nominated for Best Feature Film award.

“The Skater”, also known as “The Skier” that portrays childish persistence, received a nomination in the Best Youth Feature Film category.

Navid Mohammadzadeh was nominated for the best actor award for his role in the acclaimed drama “No Date, No Signature” by Vahid Jalilvand.

Other contenders for the best feature award are Vivian Qu’s “Angels Wear White”, co-produced between China and France, Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot”, a co-production from Israel, Germany, France and Switzerland, Sergei Loznitsa’s “A Gentle Creature” from France, Germany, Lithuania and the Netherlands, and Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” from Australia.

“Big Big World” by Turkish director Reha Erdem, “Jasper Jones” by Australian director Rachel Perkins, “The Seen and Unseen” by Kamila Andini from Indonesia, the Netherlands, Australia and Qatar, and “The Summer Is Gone” by Chinese director Zhang Dalei are also competing for the award for Best Youth Feature Film award.

Mohammadzadeh competes with Paolo Ballesteros in “Die Beautiful” from the Philippines, Koji Yakusho in “The Third Murder” from Japan, Rajkummar Rao in “Newton” from India, and Mohammad Bakri and Saleh Bakri in “Duty” from Palestine, Colombia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Winners will be announced at the 11th APSA ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on November 23.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is supported by the Brisbane City Council and managed by its economic development board, Brisbane Marketing.

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