Iranian star Shahab Hosseini has won the best actor award at the 12th edition of Action on Film International Film Festival for his role in drama “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream”.
‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’, a 2013 Iranian drama film directed by Pouran Derakhshandeh, won the Best Film Award for its director and Best Actor Award for Shahab Hosseini at the event, which was held from September 2 to 10 in Monrovia, California.
The film narrates the story of a young woman, who awaits trial and death sentence for having murdered a man who repeatedly abused her as a child and threatened to do the same to another girl. The story unravels the mystery with a focus on the restraining social conventions that place women at a disadvantage when trying to deal with such sensitive issues as sexual assaults.
Derakhshandeh’s production has garnered many international awards at film festivals including the 2014 edition of Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) in the United States, the 4th London Iranian Film Festival, as well as the Best Film Award and Best Actress Award (to Tannaz Tabatabaei) at 2015 Fiji International Film Festival.
The Action On Film International Film Festival, also known as the Action On Film Festival, is a film festival currently held in Monrovia, California. It was founded in 2004, and it has been held in several different cities in California.
The closing ceremony of the 12th Action on Film International Film Festival was held at Hotel Westin in Pasadena, California attended by several members of the jury including Mehrdad Sarlak (executive director of the IranCinema portion of the Action on Film Festival), Maryam Pirband , Jennifer Young, John Little and a number of Iranian artists such as Shahab Hosseini, Hamid Farrokhnezhad, Gohar Kheirandish, Soheila Mirfakhrai, etc.
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Mehr News contributed to this report