1119 GMT July 24, 2021
The Iranian feature film, ‘The Badger,’ directed by Kazem Molaie, was nominated for the Best Film Award at the 11th Queens World Film Festival in New York City.
In its 11th edition, the festival will screen 198 films, from 33 nations.
The film has so far participated in 28 film festivals and won 13 international awards.
Six movies from Iranian filmmakers will be screened in various categories of the festival, which will take place from June 23 to July 3 across the borough of Queens.
‘The Forbidden Strings,’ directed by Hassan Nuri, will be screened at the documentary feature competition; ‘War and Peace,’ directed by Nima Hassanbeigi, in the documentary short section.
‘Cocoon,’ directed by Yavar Darehzami; ‘Wooden Sword,’ directed by Behzad Alavi and Susan Salamat; and ‘Radde,’ directed by Ali Lavarimonfared, will be screened in the narrative short competition.
‘The Badger’ is about a woman named Soodeh Sharifzadegan who is involved with a difficult challenge in her life while she is close to her second marriage.
Vishka Asayesh, Hassan Majooni, Mehraveh Sharifi-Nia, and Gohar Kheirandish are among the film’s cast.
The 19th Riverside International Film Festival in the Inland Empire region of Southern California has recently given the Iranian drama the Best Audience Award, the Best Actor Award and the President Award for its ensemble cast.
The film has also taken part at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival in China, the 15th Hamilton Film Festival in Canada, and the 13th Jaipur International Film Festival in India.
Recently, ‘The Badger’ won the Best Narrative Film Award at the 27th edition of the Austin Film Festival in the US, the Best Foreign Film Award at the Berkeley Video & Film Festival in the US, as well as the Best Film Award at the sixth BangkokThai International Film Festival in Thailand.