Tehran Times – The Iranian film “10+4” by Mania Akbari shared the Best Director Award with the Argentinean film “XXY” by Lucia Puenzo at the 12th International Film Festival of Kerala which was held from December 7 until 14 in India.
10+4 features the character Mania, a woman suffering from cancer, and depicts how the illness ultimately affects her life. The film’s psychological theme is the discovery of hope even at times of utter despair.
Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was amongst the members of the gala’s jury.
The films competed in several sections entitled Competition (restricted to films produced or co- produced in Asia, Africa and Latin America within the last year of the festival cycle), World Cinema, Documentaries, Short Fiction, Retrospectives and Homages.
“10+4” was also recently awarded at the 29th Festival of 3 Continents (F3C) in Nantes, France.-