LIFE IN A DAY takes the NETPAC Award for IFFA 2016
Saeed Roostaee’s LIFE AND A DAY is remarkable for its intensity, observing the succession of crises in the lives of a dysfunctional family in suburban Tehran. Totally credible performances from an ensemble cast and a constantly probing camera are central to the film’s power. This is a thoroughly assured film, impeccably realised, rich in revelations about the everyday stresses, disappointments, aspirations and humanity of family life in present-day Iran.
TheJury also unanimously had Farewell Analog in second place so we make an encouragement nod to this film.
This year's prestigious NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema) Award included the five films by first and second time directors at IFFA this year. The films were judged by Maxine Williamson (Chair), Film Director at Asia Pacific Screen Awards / Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival and world-renowned Iranian-Australian artist/filmmaker, Granaz Moussavi (My Tehran For Sale), and Andrew Pike, a film historian, documentary filmmaker, and Director of Ronin Films.