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good news iran: “Zalava” wins Grand Prize of Venice’s Int’l Film Critics’ Week
Iranian feature film “Zalava” directed by Arsalan Amiri managed to win the International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize along with the section’s dedicated FIPRESCI Award.
“Zalava” was Iran’s representative at the 78th annual Venice International Film Festival and received the International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize along with the section’s dedicated FIPRESCI Award.
In their accompanying statement, jurors Claudio Cupellini, Vanja Kaludjercic and Sandrine Marques praised the director’s “fresh talent” along with his “playful cinematic language” and its clear call against “superstition and ignorance.”
“Zalava” set in the titular small village in 1978, wherein villagers claim that a demon is among them.