TEHRAN --(Iranart) “Immortality” by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi won the award for best feature movie at the 15th Ischia Film Festival on the Italian island on Saturday, the organizers announced.
The film was competing in the official section of the festival, which began on June 24.
A jury composed of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, Portuguese screenwriter Miguel Barros and German producer Dagmar Jacobsen picked “Immortality” for the courageous use of a single location in a single shot.
“Beyond his mastery, we recognize that it is a well-written and recited movie whose purpose is to provide a unique fresco in modern Iran. What a success,” the jury said in a statement.
“Immortality”, which is a one-shot feature film, tells the story of some strangers who have to spend a rainy night together on a train.