News ID: 217636
Published: 0151 GMT July 02, 2018

Young actress Sharifinia crowned at Cyprus festival

Young actress Sharifinia crowned at Cyprus festival

Mehraveh Sharifinia, the star of Iranian director Ghazaleh Soltani's drama 'Wander about Me', won the Leading Actress Award at the Cyprus International Film Festival 2018 in the coastal city of Paphos in southwest Cyprus.

Soltani's drama competed with films from China, India, Japan, France, Canada, and was nominated for best first time feature film directors and leading actress awards, IRNA wrote.

The young actress won the award in competition with 'Octave' by Romanian Serge Ioan Celebidachi and 'A Thousand Pieces' by French Véronique Mériadec.

The closing ceremony of the event was attended by a number of diplomats.

The First Counsellor of Iran's Embassy in Cyprus Hamidreza Anvari hailed Iranian culture and art and highlighted the success of Iranian filmmakers in recent years.

Anvari further invited the Cypriot filmmakers to take part in Fajr International Festival held annually in Iran.


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