Sadaf Foroughi’s ‘Ava’ wins best first feature film from Canadian Screen Awards

Toronto – Sadaf Foroughi’s “Ava” is the winner of this year’s Canadian Screen Award for best first feature film.Toronto – Sadaf Foroughi’s “Ava” is the winner of this year’s Canadian Screen Award for best first feature film.

Sadaf Foroughi was born in Tehran, Iran, and holds a master’s degree in film studies from the University of Provence. She is the director and writer of a number of short films, such as Féminin, Masculin, The Kid and the Kite, and La dernière scène. Ava is her feature film debut.

The film has a total of nine nominations heading into the Canadian Screen Awards’ March gala event, including for best film, best actress and best supporting actress.Tehran-born, Montreal-based Foroughi is nominated for best direction and screenplay.

“Ava,” a Canadian co-production with Iran and Qatar, stars Mahour Jabbari as the titular character, a 16-year-old upper-class girl who chafes against family and societal restrictions in Tehran.The Canadian Screen Awards gala will be broadcast live on CBC TV on March

The Canadian Press

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