TEHRAN (Honaronline) – Iranian actor Soheil Qannadan has won the Best Actor award at the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF)for his role in the Iranian drama "The Son”, directed by Noushin Meraji.
He received the award for his portrayal of Farid, a forty-year-old man who lives with his mother.
Farid is very vulnerable and escapes loneliness, but in the meantime tries to prove himself independent and supportive of his mother. However, her sudden death makes Farid frustrated. To escape from this unfamiliar situation, he clings to anyone he encounters outside home to make his loneliness bearable, but he does not know how to communicate, and the situation gets worse each time.
The film is the debut feature of director and writer Nushin Meraji, a 41-year-old filmmaker who started her professional career in cinema in 2004 by making shorts, some of which have been screened and awarded at Iranian and international film festivals.