French festival award for Iran’s ‘Reza’
Tehran, Iranian feature film 'Reza', directed by Alireza Motamedi, won the Euros 15,000 Cine+ Distribution Support Award at the 33rd Belfort Entrevues International Film Festival held annually in Belfort, France.
The 94minute romantic comedy revolves around the life of an author named Reza who begins to write a story about his ancestor's immigration to the historic city of Isfahan. Meanwhile, Reza and his wife divorce after nine years of marriage, and despite his attempts to move on, he finds it difficult to start a new life without his ex who he still loves.
The cast of Motamedi's debut feature includes Sahar Dolatshahi, Setareh Pesiani, Reza Davoudnejad, Afsar Asadi, Solmaz Ghani, Pantea Marzanian and Nasim Mirzadeh.
Hollywood Reporter described the film as 'an utterly relaxed take on modern marriage and romance laced with the poignant ironies of a Woody Allen comedy'.
The Belfort Entrevues International Film Festival, founded in 1986, is an annual event that aims to provide a platform for young, audacious filmmakers to showcase their talents.
The festival ended on November 25.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA