Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:1PM
Iranian actor Bahram Radan in a scene from 'A Tale of Love' directed by Ahmad Ramezanzadeh
Iranian actor Bahram Radan in a scene from 'A Tale of Love' directed by Ahmad Ramezanzadeh

‘A Tale of Love’ by Iranian filmmaker Ahmad Ramezanzadeh has been awarded at the 2015 edition of Casa Asia Film Week in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

The 90-minute war drama received the Best Film and Best Screenplay awards of the event’s Panorama section.

The Best Director Award of the section went to Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo for his 2014 drama, ‘Hill of Freedom.’

Produced by Masoud Jafari Jozani, ‘A Tale of Love’ recounts the story of a war photographer who enters the city of Halabja in the Iraqi Kurdistan after it was gassed by the Iraqi army during the Iraq-Iran war in 1988.

Ramezanzadeh’s production has also been screened at the 39th Montreal Film Festival in Canada. 

Founded in 2010, the Casa Asia Film Week aims to present the best recently-produced Asian fiction, documentary, animation and short films to the Spanish audience.

This year’s event screened four other Iranian films, namely ‘Night Shift’ by Niki Karimi, ‘The Rainbow Island’ by Khosrow Sinai, ‘The Long Farewell’ by Farza Motamen and ‘Today’ by Reza Mirkarimi.

The 2015 Casa Asia Film Week was held from October 11 to 15.