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Indian Awards for Iranian Film

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Iranian movie ‘The Other’s Father’ directed by Yadollah Samadi has won two top prizes at the International Children’s Film Festival in India.

Competing in the 10th edition of the festival, November 22-26, the Iranian film won the Best Screenplay and Best Child Actor awards, Mehr News Agency reported.

Mehdi Yar-Azizi won the Best Child Actor Award for his brilliant performance in the film while Samadi and Hossein Mahkam won the Best Screenplay Award.

In his latest film ‘The Other’s Father’, veteran director Samadi has taken the theme from a children’s story book by the same name, written by Parinoush Saniee.

The film depicts the life of a 6-year-old boy named Shahab, whose father constantly reproaches him for being stupid and pays more attention to his older and younger siblings; so Shahab starts acting dumb till the time his grandmother discovers his secret.

Hossein Yari, Hengameh Qaziani, Soraya Qasemi, Akbar Abdi and Jamshid Mashayekhi are in the cast.

The festival, held at Mangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka, screened around 200 children’s films at 16 venues in the city.

The film is currently on screen in Iran.