Ealing Film Festival
Ealing's First Film Festival has awarded the highest accolade, '"Best Film" title to the Iranian filmmaker Seyed Gholamreza Nematpour. The panel of judges for the festival included our very own Nick Jones.
Ava’s Silence, which also won the Narrative Drama category, received high praise from the judges in a strong field of entries from around the world. It tells the story of a young woman who is running her father’s car repair workshop because of his illness. She is waiting for her brother to return home from military service so she can get married. Seyed says of his film: “The hero of my story is a woman. There is a tragic paradox in this character, being heroine and victim simultaneously.The responsibility of her own family is on her slender shoulders. And there is a love waiting for her on the road of life. But love can also be a load or pressure for women like Ava.”
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