10th May 2025 // Winners

WINNERS (CERT. PG)
UK 2022 DIRECTED BY HASSAN NAZER
COLOUR 85 MINS
WITH: REZA NAJI, PARSA MAGHAMI, HOSSEIN ABEDINI

An Oscar statuette sent to Iran is misdirected and found in an isolated village by
a nine-year-old boy, who goes on to encounter characters linked to the great
days of Iranian cinema.

BAFTA Awards, Scotland – Best Feature Film

Edinburgh International Festival – Audience Award

Raindance Film Festival – Best UK Feature

‘An ode to cinema and the joys it brings, while paying tribute to the great achievements of
Iranian film-makers.’ – Anna Smith

‘Beautifully written … a compelling modern fairy-tale.’ – Cinema Daily

‘Balances its multi-layered themes with a strong sense of humour, while drawing
exceptional performances from the young actors.’ – Why Now

‘The director is an Iranian who lives abroad; his film seems to be able to communicate to
audiences of every language.’ – Reza Naji, Tehran Times

‘Filled with the colours and cadences of rural Iran, Winners reminds us how film connects
communities locally, nationally and globally.’ – Creative Scotland