The 36th annual Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal gave its "Daniel Langlois Innovation Prize", named after the festival patron and new media guru, to "Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame". This first feature by Hana Makhmalbaf, youngest member of the famed Iranian filmmaking family, sees the conflict in Afghanistan through the eyes of a child.
This is the Forth award during the last month for Hana Makhmalbaf after Rome Film festival granted her with the Paolo Ungari Unicef award on Saturday. Also earlier Buddha has won the Special Jury award and the Spanish TV award in San Sebastian Film Festival.
Sources of the news:
The Gazette, by JOHN GRIFFIN, October 21, 2007 &
Variety, by BRENDAN KELLY, October 22, 2007