Crazy Castle (Rokh Divaneh) wins 5 awards at Fajr Film Festival


Tehran, Iran: Last night at the award ceremony of Fajr Film Fesstival, Crazy Castle (Rokh Divaneh) a film directed by Abolhassan Davoodi and produced by Bita Mansouri won 5 awards including Best Film and Best Director.

The other Awards received by Crazy Castle are as follows:
Best Sound editing by Bahman Ardalan, Best Visual Effects by Vahid Ghotbizadeh and the Audience Award for the Best Film.

Crazy Castle had 10 nominations.

Crazy Castle screenplay was written by Mohmadreza Gohari, based on a story by Abolhassan Davoodi, director of this film. Crazy Castle is about a few youngsters meeting on the web and involve in a betting that forces them to step in troubling, sophisticated paths. At the end they find a new understanding about their lives and their society.


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Diane Sippl

With a PhD in Comparative Culture from the University of California, Irvine, Diane Sippl has taught 100 courses in film, theater, literature, writing, and culture studies for the University of California Los Angeles, the University of California Irvine, Occidental College, and California State University Los Angeles. She has also published over 70 researched articles and reviews as a critic of contemporary world cinema for journals such as CineAction, Cineaste, and FilmMaker and as an arts and culture critic for magazines and newspapers. Dr. Sippl also curates and writes on American independent cinema and has prepared materials for IFP and Film Independent on films screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She has critiqued scripts for the Story Department at Paramount Studios. Since 1994 Dr. Sippl has served as a program adviser for the International Film Festival, Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany and also as a festival planner, panelist, and jury member at the Locarno International Film Festival and Cinéma tout écran in Geneva, both in Switzerland; the Los Angeles Pan-African Film Festival; and the Houston Pan-Cultural Film Festival. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Germany and has traveled extensively throughout Asia, the Russia, Europe (east and west), and the United States.

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