“Bodyguard” Won the Audience Award
LONDON (AIPFF) – "Bodyguard" Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia, won the audience award in the 7th London Iranian Film Festival (UKIFF).
London (AIPFF) – “Bodyguard” Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia, won the audience award in the 7th London Iranian Film Festival (UKIFF).
This film was first shown in the 34th Fajr Film Festival.
The film “Bodyguard” tells the story of an old war hero assigned with the task of protecting of one the country’s most important assets: a young genius working at Iran’s atomic agency for producing peaceful nuclear energy. Faced with an imminent threat of assassination, things only get worse as the young genius refuses to allow his bodyguard to protect him.
The director “Hatamikia” was born in 1961 in Tehran to Iranian Azerbaijani parents. He left the Art University where he studied script writing. He began his directing career with the film The Identity in 1986 and some short films and documentaries about the Iran–Iraq War. His movies are considered to be the best that tackle the war and the issues surrounding it. His works have often received admiration in national film festivals. “The Glass Agency” and “In the Name of the Father” have won him the best screenplay and directing awards in the sixteenth and twenty-fourth Fajr International Film Festival respectively.
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