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Iran’s Pavilion in the 2013 Cannes Film Market

Iran’s Pavilion in the 2013 Cannes Film Market

Many Iranian screen productions in various genres have been presented for sale in the 2013 edition of Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film). Iran’s pavilion with offering many movies in different genres has been warmly received by visitors and film distributors so far, said deputy head of Iran’s Farabi Cinematic Foundation (FCF) Hassan Najjarian. Mohammad Ebrahim Mo’ayeri’s White Slopes, Mehrdad Khoshbakht’s The Eagle of Desert, Vahid Mousaian’s The Fourth Child and Amir Hossein Saqafi’s All things for Sale are among the presented movies. An Iranian three-dimensional animation on the life of Prophet Muhammmad (PBUH) is also to be offered at the 2013 Cannes Film Market. The animation dubbed Muhammad, the Last Messenger of God was directed by Kianoush Dalvand and produced in 26 episodes by Aria Animation Studio. Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s Paris-set tale film The Past was also premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 18. The movie has taken part in the Competition section of the event to contend for this year’s Palm D'Or. The Past, which shares some similarities with Farhadi’s Oscar-winning picture A Separation, was warmly welcomed by many critics who followed the film. After screening in Cannes film festival, the movie has been invited to be showcased during a particular program at the 2013 Sidney International Film festival in Australia. The Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) is the biggest event in the international film industry and a unique opportunity in which the filmmakers, producers, writers can meet, discover, trade, negotiate, buy, and sell productions of the film industry. Marché du Film was established in 1959 and has been held annually since then, simultaneously with the Cannes Festival. The 2013 Cannes Film Market kicked off on May 15 and will run until May 24. FGP/FGP
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