Bakhshi could not attend the closing ceremony of the event held at the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch on May 5, therefore, the film’s star Amir Azizi accepted the award from Marta Carranza, president of the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica and Sports Commissioner of the Barcelona’s City Council, the organizers announced.
The film tells the story of a group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers who arrive at the border of an English-speaking country and can go no further. There are scuffles with the border guards every day until volleyball becomes the catalyst that improves relations.
The award for best documentary film went to “Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic” directed by Jochen Schmoll from Germany. Schmoll’s “Annapurna III – Unclimbed” also won the Álvaro Bultó – the award for best film of adventure sports.
“Game” by American director Jeannie Donohoe was named best fiction film while the award for best animated film went to “Dear Basketball” by American director Glen Keane.
Source: Tehran Times