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‘Borderless’ Wins US Film Award

‘Borderless’ Wins US Film Award
‘Borderless’ Wins US Film Award

Iranian film ‘Borderless’ by Amir-Hossein Asgari, has won an award at the 24th annual Heartland Film Festival, in Indiana, during its premiere in the US.

The film won the Best Premiere for Narrative Feature award and a $5,000 cash prize at the closing ceremony on October 24, the festival website reported.

The 100-minute drama/suspense follows the story of a boy who always goes fishing at a grounded ship in the border zone. He has transformed the ship into his place of seclusion and serenity to earn a livelihood as an angler. However, his lifestyle is disturbed when a stranger who claims the ship, appears. A few days later, another stranger appears.

Watching the film, a viewer wrote in the festival Facebook page, “I feel like I experienced the entire film inside the abandoned ship. Amazing story, thanks for creating this film, Amir!”

It is the debut feature film by Asgari who has also written the script. The cast includes Alireza Baladi, Arash Mehraban, Arsalan Alipurian and Zeynab Naserpur.

The 2014 production has already attended several international festivals. The movie had its world premiere at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival, last October, where it won the Best Asian Future Film Award.

‘Oblivion Season’ by Abbas Rafei, another film from Iran, was also screened in the Narrative Feature section.

Every October, the festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world. It showcases more than 130 entertaining movies.