‘No Date, No Signature’ wins Gold Hugo at Chicago filmfest.

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (MNA) – Iranian drama ‘No Date, No Signature’ directed by Vahid Jalilvand has won the Grand Prize of 2017 Chicago International Film Festival.

Winners of the 2017 edition of Chicago International Film Festival were announced on Friday evening with Vahid Jalilvand’s No Date, No Signature winning the Hold Hugo, the festival’s grand prize for the best film.

The drama narrates the story of a forensic pathologist Dr. Kaveh Nariman (played by Amir Aghaei), a principled and virtuous man, who has an accident with a motorcyclist (Mohammadzadeh) and his family, and injures his 8-year-old son. He pays compensation to the man and offers to take the child to a clinic nearby. The next morning, he finds out that the same little boy has been brought in for an autopsy. Dr. Nariman faces a dilemma now: is he responsible for the child’s death due to the accident or he died of food poisoning according to other doctors’ diagnostic?

Also, the other Iranian film, A Man Of Integrity (Lerd) by Mohammad Rasoulof, won the prize for the best film script.

In Lerd, Tehran-native Reza moves to the countryside to establish a goldfish farm, but in the dusty town where he settles, a powerful corporate entity calls the shots—and has designs on his property.

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America.

The 53rf Chicago International Film Festival kicked off on October 12 and will come to an end on October 26.


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