The film tells the story of Bahareh, a young girl who, according to Iranian law, must have a man from among her relatives accompany her on driving lessons so she and her male instructor won’t be alone.

Italy-based Iranian filmmaker Amir-Ali Alai received the award on behalf of Riahi, who could not attend the closing ceremony of the festival. 

Iranian filmmaker Yasser Talebi’s acclaimed documentary Beloved also received an honorable mention.

Iranian movies Life Again by Reza Fahimi and Wild Jonquils by Rahbar Qanbari were also screened at 22nd Religion Today Film Festival, which was held from October 2 to 10.

Source:Tehran Times