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TEHRAN –(Iranart)- “Get Filled in the Blanks”, a documentary by Atieh Zare’ Aranadi about children of divorce was selected as best film at the 14th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the organizers announced on Wednesday.

The film won the award in the national competition of Iran’s major international festival for documentary films, while the international section was non-competitive this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Get Filled in the Blanks” revolves around Melina, a girl who lives with her grandparents after her parents have broken up. They have started new lives with new marriages, consequently, neither of them can get custody of Melina. However, she tries to make some arrangements to live with her mother.

Due to the pandemic, a limited number of guests were invited to the closing ceremony of the festival, which was organized totally online. The ceremony was covered by several national platforms. 

Zare’ Aranadi was also picked as best director in the feature-length documentary category for “Get Filled in the Blanks”.

The award for best mid-length documentary went to “Kal Fatemeh” directed by Mehdi Zamanpur Kiasari. The documentary is about Kal Fatemeh, an old woman who lives with her two sons on a farm away from a village. Her family faces major challenges as a result of living on the farm.

“Beranaza” by Ali Asadi won the award for best short documentary. It is about a man who has dedicated all his life to supporting homeless pets. He supposes that he has born to safeguard such animals.

The audience award was presented to “Coup 53” by Taqi Amirani. The documentary is about an extraordinary and never before seen archive that is discovered by Amirani and editor Walter Murch about the Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953.

The special prize of the festival’s president went to “Isatis” by Ahmad Dehqan. It is about a journey a man makes to the desert in central Iran.

source: Tehran Times

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