TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian acclaimed film ‘Driving Lessons’, directed by Marzieh Riahi, received Audience Award for the Best Film at the 25th Aichi International Women’s Film Festival (AIWFF) in Japan.
Riahi’s 13-minute film narrates the story of Bahareh, who, according to Iranian law, must have her husband accompany her during driving lessons so that she and her instructor are not left alone together without a third party presence, IRNA wrote.
The film’s cast members include Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh, and Sanaz Mesbah.
The ‘Driving Lessons’ has already participated in more than 60 international film festivals and won 10 awards.
The film won the best short film at the 22nd edition of the Religion Today Film Festival in Trento, Italy, the best non-Irish short award at the Dublin Feminist Film Festival in Ireland, the Golden Apricot for best short film at the 16th Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, the Special Jury Award at the 13th Film Festival for Women’s Rights (FIWOM) in South Korea, and best short drama at the 13th edition of the ‘I Will Tell International Film Festival’ in London.
Established in 1996, the AIWFF supports the advancement of women in society by providing a platform to promote international exchange between women.
The festival hosts female directors, both amateur and professional, and holds guest talks to exchange views.
- source : Iran Daily