PayvandNews – Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar has won Best Direction Award for ‘Breath’ at 12th Vancouver International Women In Film Festival in Canada. 46 feature and short films were screened at the festival from March 8 to March 12, 2017.
At the Closing Night Award Ceremony of Vancouver International Women In Film Festival on March 12th, the Best of the Festival awards were presented, during which Narges Abyar won the Best Direction Award for ‘Breath’ which premiered at Vancity Theatre on International Women’s Day as part of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival’s opening day.
Abyar could not attend the screening session of her film in person on March 8, though she managed to talk with the audience through live conferencing.
Breath follows the young, imaginative and joyful Bahar as she grows up in Iran. A deeply considered and well-crafted film, Breath weaves exquisite live action performances with animated sequences and the intimacy of voice-over to reveal a child’s complex experience of family, school, friendship, literacy and social ambition. This visually innovative film captures Bahar’s growing agency and resilience with the Iranian revolution as a backdrop, before it turns to the devastating consequences of the Iran-Iraq war.