Iran nominated for four Asian Film Awards


TEHRAN – The Asian Film Awards have announced their nominees for the 2021 Asian Film Festival and the Islamic Republic of Iran has been nominated for four awards.

The 15th Asian Film Awards announced the nominees for the 2021 awards and the Islamic Republic of Iran, along with nominees from countries including China, Japan and South Korea, was nominated for four awards.

Iranian cinema has been nominated for four Asian Film Awards as follows, nomination of Best New Director for Ahmad Bahrami’s film “Silent Plain”, nomination of Best New Lead Actor for Ruhollah Zamani for his role in film “Sun “, the nomination of Hassan Hasandoust in the section of the Best Editor for the Film” Sun “and the nomination of Masoud Amini Tirani for the Best Photography for the Film” Silent Plain “.

This year, China is in the Asian Film Award with the film “One Second” directed by Yi-Mou Zhang, South Korea with “Fish Book” by Lee Joon-ik and “Disciple” by Chaitanya Tamhane from India, “ Wheel of Fortune “by Ryusuke Hamaguchi” and “Spy Wife” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa of Japan was nominated for top awards.

Yi-Mou Zhang is nominated for the best director award for the film “One Second”, Lee Joon-ik for the film “Fish Book”, Ryusuke Hamaguchi for the film “Wheel of Fortune”, Kiyoshi Kurosawa for the film “Spy Wife “and Adilkhan Yerzhanov from Kazakhstan for the movie” Yellow Cat “.

This year, the awards are once again announcing their winners at the same time as the Busan International Film Festival. The awards ceremony will take place on October 8, 2021, under a combination of in-person and online forms.

In 2020, the 14th Asian Film Award was transferred to the Busan International Film Festival for the first time and was held online (video conference) due to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

It is worth noting that Hong Kong and Macau have hosted the event in previous years.

One of the surprises of the nominees was that “Cliff Walkers”, the latest film directed by Yi-Mou Zhang, did not win the award for best director. However, the film received six nominations including a supporting role for a male and female actor.

In total, two films received the most nominations, including “One Second” and “Spy Wife”. “Book of Fish” and another Korean film “Save Us from Evil” and “Limbo” from Hong Kong also won four nominations.

It’s worth mentioning that the best-selling film of 2020, namely “Hight Hundred,” won two nominations in just two technical sections.

This year, the jury will be chaired by Lee Chang-dong from South Korea, director, screenwriter and novelist.


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