“Hendi & Hormoz” picked as best film at Toronto CineIran Festival

Abbas Amin’s “Hendi & Hormoz”, about an arranged marriage, was selected as best film at the 4th CineIran Festival in the Canadian city of Toronto, the organizers announced on Sunday. The story of the film is set on the hematite-rich island of Hormoz where Hendi, a 13-year-old girl, is married off to Hormoz, a 16-year-old who is jobless and lives in poverty like most of the rest of the island’s inhabitants. When Hendi becomes pregnant, Hormoz turns to a drug smuggler in an effort to ensure his family’s livelihood