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ISRAFIL RECEIVES IFFA NETPAC AWARD.
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Announcing IFFA NETPAC Award winner Israfil
The widowed Mahi (Hadieh Tehrani) loses her only son but re-encounters her teenage sweetheart at her son’s funeral. Female director Ida Panahandeh's sophomore film took out the IFFA NETPAC Award this year. Jury chair Kiki Fung and her colleagues Frances Bonner and Michelle Langford noted that it “evokes the elegance of classical Iranian drama, mixed emotions of love, longing and regret are quietly moving; the reflection on women's condition poignantly revealing.” They commended it for “its thoughtful narrative structure and its gentle and poetic use of cinematic space.”