Following two weeks, the Venice Film Festival draws to a close tonight (Saturday) as Iranians took two other awards.

Iran PressEurope: Iranian teen Rouhollah Zamani won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the best young actor for his role in “Sun Children,” the latest from Majid Majidi, a director much celebrated for his facility with child performers.

In the festival’s secondary Horizons competition, jury president Claire Denis handed the top prize to Iranian director Ahmed Bahrami’s “The Wasteland,” a study of worker tensions at a rural brick factory.

Earlier, the Iranian director Majid Majidi's film “Sun Children” won the Magic Lantern award at the Venice Film Festival.

The 77th Venice International Film Festival kicked off on September 2 in Italy under strict health protocols. In this festival, 18 films, including the movie ‘Sun Children’ directed by Majid Majidi, competed for the Golden Lion Award.


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