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Yerevan honors Mehrjouei, Wenders

21 Jul 2008

Source: Press TV


Armenia's Golden Apricot Int'l Film Festival has granted lifetime achievement awards to filmmakers Dariush Mehrjouei and Wim Wenders.

Renowned Iranian filmmaker Mehrjouei and acclaimed German director Wenders received this year's Golden Apricot lifetime achievement award in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

The international festival dedicated special screenings to prominent films by both Mehrjouei and Wenders, who will chair the Venice film festival this year.

Mehrjouei's award winning films The Pear Tree and The Postman as well as Wenders' Cannes competition film The Palermo Shooting were screened during the program.

The 5th Golden Apricot International Film Festival ran from July 13 to 20 in the Armenian capital Yerevan