“Snow” wins award at San Francisco filmfest

TEHRAN, May 9 (MNA) -- “Snow” by Bosnian Aida Begic won the new directors award at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, which was held from April 23 to May 7.

“Snow” is a joint production of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, and Iran, and has already won the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix, the International Critics’ Week of the film festival in 2008.

 

The story is set in the small isolated village of Slavno four years after the war in Bosnia. A government delegation comes to Slavno, offering the villagers money to leave the village. But the villagers, mostly women, find it hard to abandon their homes and decide to fight for their freedom and the survival of Slavno.

 

In addition, Babak Amini’s “Angels Die in the Soil” received the award at the Short Narrative section of the festival. Amini had already worked as assistant director for Bahman Qobadi in his productions “A Time for Drunken Horses” and “Turtles Can Fly.”

 

The Founder’s Directing Award of this year was presented to Francis Ford Coppola. Robert Redford was also this year’s recipient of the Peter J. Owens (1936–91) award, which honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity.

 

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