Khosro Masumi crowned best director at Pyongyang filmfest

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (MNA) -- Iranian director Khosro Masumi has won the best director award of the 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival.

He received the prize for “Wind Blows in the Meadow” during the closing ceremony of the festival on September 27, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The film is about Shuka, a hardworking young woman from an Iranian mountain village whose family forces her to marry a mentally retarded man due to their poverty. Meanwhile, Jalil, an assistant of an itinerant tailor, has fallen in love with Shuka.

Elnaz Shakerdust, Hossein Abedini, Reza Naji, Jamal Ejlali, and Maedeh Tahmasbi are the starring members of the cast.

“Wind Blows in the Meadow” has previously won the best film award at the 26th Fajr International Film Festival in 2008.

The film is the last of Masumi’s trilogy highlighting forest-themed stories, which occur in northern Iran.

“The Tradition of Killing a Lover” and “Somewhere Too Far” are the other films in the trilogy.

Masumi previously stated that with his trilogy, his intention was to depict the huge problem of unlawful tree harvesting that these forest dwellers perpetually encounter.

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