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News number: 8809060568

17:11 | 2009-11-27

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Iran's 'About Elly' Wins Two APSA Awards

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian filmmaker Asqar Farhadi's Oscar-nominated 'About Elly' won two awards at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).



Asqar Farhadi's two-hour drama won the Grand Jury prize, press tv reported.

The prominent Iranian director also collected the Best Screenplay award for penning the film.

About Elly highlights the relations between Iranian men and women and presents a dramatic depiction of love.

The film was awarded the Silver Bear during the 59th International Berlin Film Festival and the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature screened at the 8th Tribeca Film Festival in the US.

A total of 37 films from 16 countries were competing in the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, hosted November 26 on Australia's Gold Coast.