Iranian star Shahab Hosseini
wins best actor award at Cannes
Shahab Hosseini, Award for Best Actor - Forushande (The Salesman)
The Best Actor prize has been awarded to Shahab Hosseini by Kirsten Dunst and Katayoon Shahabi, for his role in Forushande (The Salesman), by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who wins Best Screenplay.
|Shahab Hosseini, Award for Best Actor - Forushande (The Salesman) - Katayoon Shahabi et Kirsten Dunst © Alberto Pizzoli / AFP|
The winner declared: "I’d like to thank the Jury, to thank Cannes and to thank Ashgar who gave me back my confidence. I know that I owe this prize to my people. I dedicate it to them, with all my love, and with all my heart."
|Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini talks on stage after being awarded with the Best Actor prize during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)|
Cannes (France) (AFP) - Iranian star Shahab Hosseini won the best actor award at the Cannes film festival Sunday for his role as a husband shaken by an attack on his wife in "The Salesman".
The 42-year-old won a Golden Globe in for his part in 2011's "A Separation", which was also directed by Iranian master Asghar Farhadi.
"This prize belongs to my people and I give it to them with all my heart," he said.
Cannes 2016: Complete List of This Year's Winners:
Palme d'Or: Ken Loach, "I, Daniel Blake"
Grand Prix: Xavier Dolan, "It's Only The End of the World"
Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold, "American Honey"
Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose, "Ma Rosa"
Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini, "The Salesman"
Best Director: Olivier Assayas, "Personal Shopper" & Cristian Mungiu, "Graduation"
Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, "The Salesman"
Camera d'Or: "Divines," Houda Benyamina
Queer Palm (Feature): "Les Vies de Thérèse," Sébastien Lifshitz
Queer Palm (Short): "Gabber Lover," Anna Cazenave-Cambet.