Iran’s ‘Mermaid’ wins Jury Special Award at SCO Filmfest.

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Iranian feature movie ‘Mermaid’, directed by Amir Masoud Aghababaeian, received Jury Special Award at the first International SCO film festival.

This was the first edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) festival which was held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province on June 13-17.

Iranian director Masoud Jafari Jozani was a member of the festival’s jury.

12 countries participated in the festival and totally 23 movies vied for awards and 55 others were slated for screening.

‘Mermaid’ had previously won the Best Screenplay and the Best Film at the Mediterranean Festival Cannes.

Mermaid narrates the story of Younes who is the survivor of a diving team in Iran-Iraq war and lives near Persian Gulf. He wants to set a status under the Persian Gulf as a memorial to his friends who were martyred in Persian Gulf. Meanwhile he faces to water pollution of oil companies.


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