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This film is the debut from a young Iranian director Hana Makmalbaf. She made it at the age of 19 and despite her youth, she proved to have inherent talent for filmmaking as well as sensitivity in illustrating the subject, which is a characteristic of the Makmalbaf family (her father Mohsen Makmalbaf is considered the best Iranian film director, whilst her older sister is Samira Makmalbaf, a renown directress). Buddha Collapsed out of Shame was screened at several international festivals and won numerous awards.