TEHRAN – Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival.
He received the award for his portrayal of Bahman in “Any Day Now” directed by Iranian-Finnish director Hamy Ramezan.
The film is about Ramin Mehdipur, a 13-year-old boy and his Iranian family, all of whom live in a refugee center in Finland. As Ramin begins to enjoy the school holidays, the family receives the terrible news that his asylum application has been refused. The Mehdipurs take a last resort and go on with their daily lives, trying to keep a positive attitude despite the imminent danger of deportation. As Ramin begins the new school year, every moment, every friendship will be more precious than ever.
He also received the award for best music. Tuomas Nikkinen collaborated on this film as a composer.
The winners of the Chinese festival were honored at a ceremony Thursday as the cast of Chinese drama “Beyond the Skies” won the award for best actor.
Directed by Liu Zhihai, “Beyond the Skies” was also selected as Best Picture. It also won Fu Xinjun the award for best director of photography.
The War tells the heartbreaking story of a patriotic military mission in 1935 as Chinese soldiers sacrificed their lives for the historic mission with their sense of a call from the heart.
Andrey Zaytsev from Russia was named best director for âA Siege Diaryâ.
The film tells the longest siege in human history. It is the siege of Leningrad by the Nazis during World War II. About 1 million civilians died during this period, mostly from hunger.
Noee Abita won the Best Actress award for her role “Slalom”, a Franco-Belgian co-production directed by Charlene Favier.
The award for Best Supporting Actress went to Nanna Skaarup Voss for her role in the Danish drama “The Pact” directed by Bille August.
The film written by Christian Torpe also won the award for best screenplay.
Photo: Shahab Hosseini (right) and his co-stars in a scene from “Any Day Now”.
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