‘Baba Joon’ wins the Ophir Award for best picture

Baba Joon, the story of a father-son conflict in a family of Iranian immigrants living in the Negev directed by Yuval Delshad, was awarded “Best Picture” at the Ophir Awards prize ceremony in Ashdod Monday night.

The Ophir Awards are the prizes of the Israeli Academy for Film. The award means Baba Joon will be the official Israeli selection for consideration for one of the five nominations for the Oscar for “Best Foreign Language Film.”

Baba Joon, Farsi for “Dear Dad,” stars Navid Negahban, the Iranian actor who played Abu Nazir in the US television series Homeland (which is based on the Israeli series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War).

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Baba-Joon-wins-the-Ophir-Award-for-best-picture-417921

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