‘Breath’ grabs Best Audience Award at IFFZ

TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) – Narges Abyar’s feature movie ‘Breath’ won the Best Audience Award at Iranian Film Festival Zurich.

Abyar, who wrote the screenplay based on her novel of the same title, called the film unique in subject and said that Iranian cinema has been silent on the subject of the children killed in the war so far.

Breath narrates the story of an Iranian family who lives in Yazd, 1978-1983. Bahar, Nader, Kamal and Maryam are living with their father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha). They are living in their childish world, filled with their dreams and fantasies, which are about to become true. Iraq attacks Iran in September 1980, and the father decides to join the Iranian volunteers on the warfront. Thus, granny and the children have to leave their home to live with their relatives in Yazd. 

Other notable films by Abyar include Track 143 and Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear.

Iranian Film Festival Zurich also hosted other Iranian films, including Inversion, Red Nail Polish, Apricot Gardens and A Long Day.

The Iranian Film Festival of Zürich (IFFZ), is being organized to fill the cultural gap between Iranians and Swiss as well as the many foreigners living in Switzerland. 


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