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Iran Drama Wins in Lebanon

Iran Drama Wins in LebanonIran Drama Wins in Lebanon

Iranian drama ‘Yahya Didn’t Keep Quiet’ has won the Best Feature Film award at the 3rd Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon.

The only Iranian participant in the festival (April 20-27), it was selected the winner among eight movies in the competition section, Mehr News Agency reported.

A first feature by Kaveh Ebrahimpour, the film has already been screened in Chicago and Bangalore Film Festivals.

Iran’s renowned actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, and Mahan Nasiri and Saleh Mirza-Aqaei are the cast.

The movie recounts the story of a seven-year-old boy, Yahya, who is sent to stay with his crusty aunt (Motamed-Arya), a strange woman who has no children of her own and lives a secretive life.

Not having experienced the joy of motherhood, the sudden arrival of a child into her life transforms her. She becomes a mother through the power of love and as Yahya adapts to this new, mysterious world, he begins to soften his aunt’s heart; however his curiosity costs him big.

Born in Tehran, Ebrahimpour, 40, has a bachelor’s degree in cinema (editing) from Tehran University of Art.

He started with designing and photography for magazines, designing movie posters, two painting exhibitions and making movie trailers. Later he directed a handful of commercials for national and international companies and a few short films as well.

Founded in 2014 despite the security crisis in the Lebanese city, the country and the region, Tripoli Film Festival has been held annually carrying the message of peace, tolerance and cultural resistance.