Iranian actor wins Best Actor award at Salento film festival

TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – Iranian actor Mohammad-Reza Hedayati has won the Best Actor award at the 17th Salento International Film Festival in Italy.

Hedayati snatched the prize for his role in Iranian feature film 'Simin', directed by Morteza Atashzamzam.

‘Simin’ investigates the reasons behind the drying up of Zayanderood, the largest river of the Iranian Plateau in central Iran, and its impacts on the life of people, particularly the farmers. The story is narrated in a symbolic setting with the character of the mother symbolizing water and the river.

The cast includes Hedayati, Laleh Eskandari, Mohammad Fili, Sepeideh Mazaheri, and Amir Abbas Rezaei.

The Salento International Film Festival Is a celebration of films and filmmakers, promotes international independent films, in recognition of the fact that movies are the most powerful form of cultural communication and link between cultures' and peoples'. The 17th edition of the event was held on 1-6 September 2020.

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