Farhadi awarded Jury Grand Prize at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi won the Best Director Award at the Asia-Pacific Film Awards in 2021 for his film 'Hero'.

Iran PressAsia: Iran’s Asghar Farhadi was awarded achievement in directing prize for 'Hero' (Ghahreman) which the APSA jury called "an intimate epic".

'Hero' was also nominated for an Asia-Pacific Award for Best Picture, Screenplay and Best Actor (Amir Jadidi).

The 14th APSA ceremony was held at the Home of the Arts in Queensland, Australia and gave prizes to ten films from eleven territories. The event also marked the official opening of the third Asia Pacific Screen Forum (Nov. 11-16, 2021) conference series.

Japan’s Hamaguchi Ryusuke earned double honors on Thursday at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. His 'Drive My Car' was named best film, while he shared the best screenplay award with the film’s co-writer 'Oe Takamasa'.

The second place or Jury Grand Prizes were awarded jointly to Abdullah Mohammad Saad, director of Bangladesh drama 'Rehana' (Rehana Maryam Noor) and to Leah Purcell for her debut feature 'The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson'. 'Rehana' lead Azmeri Haque Badhon was awarded the prize for the best performance by an actress.


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