Iranian feature film “Orca” directed by Sahar Mossayebi won Audience Award at the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar.
“Orca” is a story of Elham, a divorced Iranian woman, who survives a horrific beating at the hands of her husband. Haunted by the traumatic experience and seeking to rediscover herself, she finds solace and salvation in the open expanse of water. Courageous, determined and encouraged by her father, Elham soon makes her mark as a formidable endurance swimmer. In the fight of her life, Elham faces political, ideological, and personal obstacles in search of her ultimate goal, the Guinness world record for swimming the longest distance with her hands bound.
The cast includes Taraneh Alidoosti, Masoud Karamati, Mahtab Nasirpour, Hassan Zarei, Sepideh Alaei, Hamideh Hamidi, Kazem Ebrahimzadeh, Shokoofeh Mousavi, Mobin Rastegar and Mahtab Keramati.
Ajyal Film Festival was held from November 7 to 13, 2021 in Qatar.