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Actor Gives Slovak Award to Quake Victims

Actor Gives  Slovak Award  to Quake VictimsActor Gives  Slovak Award  to Quake Victims

Celebrated actor Navid Mohammadzadeh dedicated his award from the 10th Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia, to the victims of the  earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province and the regions bordering Iraq at the weekend. Mohammadzadeh, 31, won the Best Actor Award for his role in the feature ‘No Date, No Signature’ by Vahid Jalilvand, November 14, IRNA reported. In a video message, Mohammadzadeh said, “When I heard about the award, I did not know whether to be happy or sad because an earthquake hit my country in my hometown region Ilam and Kermanshah and Kurdistan. Many of my countrymen lost their lives under debris.” The 7.3 magnitude quake that jolted the area at 9:48 pm (local time) claimed 430 lives and injured 7,800 people. Mohammadzadeh had won the same prize at the festival in 2015 for his role in the movie ‘Nahid’ directed by Ida Panahandeh. ‘No Date, No Signature’ was also granted the FIPERESCI Jury Award in the Fiction Competition of the Slovak festival. The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for the promotion and development of film culture and for safeguarding professional interests. Bratislava festival, November 9-16, provides a platform for inspiring cinema laymen, aficionados and professionals from in and outside Slovakia. Its principal objectives include cultivating the domestic film audience and adding an international texture to the central European nation’s film culture and industry.

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