‘Risk of Acid Rain’ garners award at 5th IFFA

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – Behtash Sanaeiha’s ‘Risk of Acid Rain’ won the Best Film award in the 5th edition of Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA).

A series of best Iranian film productions participated in the 5th edition of Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) and were screened in five capital cities across Australia; Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne.

‘Risk of Acid Rain’ directed by Behtash Sanaeiha won the festival’s Netpac Award in this year’s edition.

Sanaeiha’s production is a minimal poetic story that depicts the life of Manouchehr, a 60 year old retiree from the Iranian Tobacco Company, who still insists on going to work while he grapples with the loneliness of retirement. When his mother passes away, Manouchehr; who is unmarried with no other family sets off on a journey to try to find his one and only old friend in Tehran.

Last year, the festival’s Netpac Award Winner was 'Fish & Cat' directed by Shahram Mokri.

The Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) is the only nation-wide Australian festival dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Iranian cinema.

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