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Iranian film wins top prize at 15th Shanghai International Film Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on June 25, 2012

Iranian filmmaker Khosro Masoumi’s Bear won the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film at the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival. This is Masoumi’s second Golden goblet after he won it in 2004 for Tradition of Lover Killing.

Canadian filmmaker Micheline Lanctot’s For the Love of God won the Jury Grand Prix. Chinese filmmaker Gao Qunshu was awarded Best Director for his thriller Beijing Blues.

Japanese filmmaker Kenji Uchida won the Best Screenplay prize for Key Of Life.

Indian film Color of Sky by Dr.Biju Damodaran also competed for the Golden Goblet Award.

2012 GOLDEN GOBLET AWARDS

Best Film: Bear; dir. Khosro Masoumi [Iran]

Jury Prize: For the Love of God; dir. Micheline Lanctôt [Canada]

Best Director: Gao Qunshu for Beijing Blues [China]

Best Actor: Vladas Bagdonas for The Conductor [Russia]

Best Actress: Ursula Pruneda for The Dream of Lu [Mexico]

Best Screenplay: Uchida Kenji for Key of Life [Japan]

Best Cinematography: Shi Luan for Falling Flowers [China]

Best Music: Avshalom Caspi for Chrysalis [Spain]

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