Hiner Saleem triumphs at Tarkovsky fest

Joss Stelling given lifetime achievement award

MOSCOW -- Hiner Saleem, a director from Iraqi Kurdistan, collected the main prize of the international Andrei Tarkovsky festival in the Russian city of Ivanovo for his movie "Beneath the Rooftops of Paris."

The festival, held in the central Russian city for the second time to commemorate the prominent director, came to a close Sunday.

The jury gave Dutch director Joss Stelling a lifetime achievement award, while "Parents" by Iceland's Ragnar Bragason received the audience award.