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Zhaleh Dorostkar wins South American film award

Iranian actress Zhaleh Dorostkar wins the best actress award at the 2021 bimonthly South America Awards.

Iranian actress Zhaleh Dorostkar has succeeded to win the best actress award at the October edition of the South America Awards-International Bimonthly Cinema Festival.

Dorostkar won the Best Actress of the Narrative Short Film Award at the American film event for ‘Motherhood’, a short film by Alireza Pirband.   

Pirband’s ‘Motherhood’ made its 15th international presence at the competition lineup of the South America Awards.

Amir Eskandar, Hani Salehi, and Dara Heydarian make the cast team of the film.

‘Motherhood’ depicts excerpts from the life of a young mother who struggles for the future of her baby girl in the streets of Tehran.

‘Motherhood’ has already been nominated for various awards, winning four international prizes.

The South America Awards is a bimonthly festival that aims to promote an exchange between filmmakers and viewers from around the world.   

The latest edition of the event was held in October 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.