News ID: 301957
Published: 0609 GMT April 07, 2021

Italian festival awards Iran-Armenia production ‘Yeva’

Italian festival awards Iran-Armenia production ‘Yeva’

Iranian-Armenian film, ‘Yeva,’ directed by Anahid Abad, was given the Audience Award at the 11th Rome Francophone Film Festival.

The film narrates the story of Yeva, a young woman who, after her husband’s tragic death, escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter, Nareh, and takes refuge in one of the villages of Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Yeva is a complete stranger in this village and is obliged to live her daily life in disguise, ifilmtv.com reported.

‘Yeva’ is a joint production between the National Cinema Center of Armenia and the Iranian Farabi Cinema Foundation in Tehran.

The cast list of the film includes Narine Grigoryan, Shant Hovhannisyan, Marjan Avetisyan.

Notable screenings, awards and mentions of ‘Yeva’ include the Montreal World Film Festival in Canada, the Mill Valley Film Festival in the US, the Asian World Film Festival in the US, Audience Award at the Pomegranate Film Festival in Canada, the Tbilisi International Film Festival in Georgia, the Palm Springs Film Festival in the US, the Rafael Film Center in the US, and the Los Angeles Armenian Film Society in the US.

‘Yeva’ also received three nominations (best feature, best script and best director award) at the 21st Arpa International Film Festival in the United States.

 

 

   
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