The Galway Film Fleadh (festival), which takes place during July in Ireland every year, has given its “highest honour - the Galway Hooker Award” to the Iranian prominent filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
On the Closing Night Awards Ceremony Kate O’Toole, the daughter of the famous Irish actor Peter Seamus O’Toole, presented the award to Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Earlier while introducing the film “ The President” in the festival Ms.O’Toole said: “I am very proud that every year I only present one film during the festival, which is always the best film of the festival. This year, without a shadow of a doubt, this film couldn’t be anything else but THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He is known as one of the most influential filmmakers and founders of the new wave of Iranian cinema in the world today.”
“An international co-production shot in Georgia, The President is a gripping and inventive film, which echoes real-life events in a beautiful cinematic fashion…”
The President started its theatrical release in Ireland from July the 17th and it is ought to hit the cinema’s across UK in mid-August this year.
Earlier this month Mohsen Makhmalbaf traveled to Dublin for the Irish premiere of the film and took part in a Q&A session with the audience.
Source of the news:
Galway Film Fleadh 2015
Scannian-Irish For Movies
The Irish Film & Television Network