Industries & Festivals — January 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Iranian film hailed at India’s Pune Film Festival

leila-hatamiIranian actor and filmmaker Ali Mosaffa’s movie The Last Step has been honored at the 11th Pune International Film Festival in India.

The11th Pune International Film Festival was held from January 10 to 17, 2013.

The film garnered the jury’s Special Mention for the screenplay while the Best International Film Award went to the German drama Barbara by Christian Petzold.

Ali Mosaffa’s The Last Step was screened at the World Cinema Competition section of the festival.

Adapted from James Joyce’s short story “The Dead”, the film recounts the story of a successful actress and the challenges she faces at work after the death of her husband.

Featuring world-renowned Iranian actress Leila Hatami, The Last Step is Mosaffa’s second feature-length film that has been screened in several international events.

The film competed at the 2012 edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was screened at the Crystal Globe award of the Czech festival, held from June 29 to July 7, 2012.

The Last Step was also presented at the 12th edition of Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival in India, 2012 edition of MedFilm international Festival in Italy as well as in Barbakan International Film Festival, Slovakia.

The film also picked up the Special Jury Prize shared with Alain Gomis’s movie Today from Senegal at the 2012 Kerala International Film Festival (IFFK) in India.

Mani Haqiqi’s acclaimed feature-length movie Modest Reception was other Iranian representative presented at the World Cinema Section of the 2013 Pune film festival.

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