“Appendix” wins award at Montreal festival

September 6, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian director/writer Hossein Namazi’s debut feature film “Appendix” won the Best Screenplay Award at the 41st Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) in Canada on Tuesday.

The film is about a young woman named Zari, who needs to undergo an appendectomy, but her insurance ID has expired. Zari and her husband, Reza, borrow her friend’s insurance ID, but problems arise after Zari undergoes the surgery with the false insurance ID.

“And Suddenly the Dawn” by Silvio Caiozzi from Chile crowned best film at the festival and Maciej Sobieszczanski from Poland received the best director award for his film “Reconciliation”.

Irena Kovacevic was named best actress for her role in “The Basics of Killing”, a joint production of Slovenia and Serbia by Jan Cvitkovic.

Karel Roden won the best actor award for his role in “A Prominent Patient”, a Czech-Slovak production by Julius Sevcik. 

Photo: A scene from Iranian director Hossein Namazi’s debut feature film “Appendix”

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