The film won the best screenplay award for its screenplay written by Amini and Hossein Farrokhzadeh. It also received the critics’ award.

In addition, the film’s young star Hamed Alipur won a special mention.

The story of the film is set on the hematite-rich island of Hormoz where Hendi, a 13-year-old girl, is married off to Hormoz, a 16-year-old who is jobless and lives in poverty like most of the rest of the island's inhabitants. When Hendi becomes pregnant, Hormoz turns to a drug smuggler in an effort to ensure his family’s livelihood.

“The Song of Scorpions” by Anup Singh from India received the grand prize of the festival and Irfan Khan won the best actor award for his role in the film.

The best actress award went to Angeli Bayani for her role in “The Baggage” by Zig Madamba Dulay from the Philippines.

Source: Tehran Times