Celebrated female Iranian director Narges Abyar and actress Gelareh Abbasi have walked away with awards at the First Russian Silver Horse Film Festival.
Abyar was awarded the Best Film prize for her first feature film Objects in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear and the film’s actress Gelareh Abbasi took the Best Actress award.
The film was presented at the event during two screening programs for different classes of audiences such as students, film critics, housewives and workers.
Abyar’s drama chronicles the life of a young pregnant woman and her husband.
The film was showcased at several international festivals, such as the 2013 Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in China and the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2014.
Iranian documentary “Mashti Ismail” by Mehdi Zamanpour Kiasari also competed at the Russian film event.
The festival hosts 10 narrative films as well as 14 documentaries from Russia, Germany, Azerbaijan Republic, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Bulgaria, Iraq and Lithuania.
The First Russian Silver Horse Film Festival was held in Ufa, the Muslim center of Russia.