Slovenian Film Director Receives Three Awards of the International Film Festival in Tehran

The “Miner” (Rudar) feature film by a Slovenian playwright and director Hanna Slak received three awards at the 36th International Fajr Film Festival in Tehran — the best actor award, the film critics award and the special world award. It should be noted that earlier the “Miner” film became a laureate of the 20th Festival of Slovenian Cinema and received awards for directing, editing and the male lead.

The film is based on real events from the life of a miner from the Zasavje region, Mehmedali Alić. The film tells about the struggle of the protagonist for the decent burial of the post-war reprisal victims.

The Tehran International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the region and one of the oldest in Asia. The 2018 film festival featured 120 films from 54 countries around the world. The festival was visited by famous personalities from the world of motion picture arts — director Oliver Stone, actors Franco Nero and Jean-Pierre Léaud, and composer Nicolo Piovani. The Ambassador of Slovenia in Tehran, Kristina Radej, attended the ceremony.