‘Gaze’ wins Golden Pram Award at Zagreb Filmfest.

TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) – Iranian short piece ‘Gaze’, directed by Farnoosh Samadi, and Serbian feature movie ‘The Load’ by Ognjen Glavonić, won the Golden Pram Award at Zagreb Film Festival.

‘Gaze’ is about a woman who witnesses something happening in the bus on her way back from work, and she has to decide if she should reveal it or not.

“The film is an excellent example of the “less is more” approach. This is an observation of the intrusion into personal space in the contemporary violent world,” states the explanation of the jury comprised of: György Mór Kárpáti, director, screenwriter and last year’s Best Short Film winner at ZFF; Jelena Mišeljić, producer and programming director of Herceg Novi – Montenegro Film Festival and director Matija Vukšić.

The winning film of the 16th Zagreb Film Festival is ‘The Load’ by Serbian director Ognjen Glavonić. “In the film, which deftly navigates politically complex grounds with exacting form and content, the horrors of war redefine the seeming banality of everyday life. Dreams of the future exist against all odds in the exquisite and humane debut by Ognjen Glavonić,” explained the jury awarding The Load with the Golden Pram Award for Best Feature Film. The jury was comprised of director Juho Kuosmanen, director Maja Miloš and actressDeborah Kara Unger.

‘The Load’ is co-produced by Iranian producer Pouria Heydari-Oureh. 

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