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.

Iran’s submission to the 2020 Oscars Finding Farideh, co-directed by Azadeh Musavi and Kurosh Atai, also received an honorable mention.

The film is about a Netherland-based Iranian woman who was adopted by a Dutch couple over forty years ago, and returns to Iran to search for her family.

Eternal Winter by Attila Szász from Hungary won the best film award, while Campesino by Mia Tate from the U.S. was named best documentary.

A lineup of 11 Iranian movies, including Whitefish Season by Qorban Najafi, Yeva by Anahid Abad, Golnesa by Sattar Chamani, Silence by Mehdi Borjan and Birthday Night by Omid Shams have been selected to be screened in the various sections of the festival, which will come to an end on Sunday. 

The lineup also includes Difference by Ali Asadollahi, Better than Neil Armstrong by Alireza Qasemi, She Who Wasn’t Tamed by Saleh Kashefi, The Sea Swells by Amir Qolami, The Snail by Mohammad Torivarian and The Stain by Shuresh Vakili.

Source: Tehran Times