Iranian films go on screen at Cannes film market

A number of Iranian cinematic productions have been introduced at the 2014 Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) to represent the country’s film industry.

Ebrahim Hatamikia’s latest film Che  along with sevral other films were screened  at the year’s market during the last few days.

Winners of the 32nd Iran’s Fajr film festival, 30th Tehran’s International Short Film Festival and Iran’s Seventh Cinema Vérité International Documentary Film Festival  attended this year’s Cannes film festival.

Narges Abyar (director of Track 143), Mostafa Kiaei (director of Special Line), Ahmad Reza Darvish (director ofResurrection), Houman Seyyedi (director of Thirteen) and Morteza Razzaq Karimi (director of Memories for all Seasons) are among the list’s entries.

TomarrowTragedy,  Angels Come TogetherAzar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others are also among the film lineup in the Market.

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 the productions of the film industry.

Marché du Film was established in 1959 and has been held annually since then, simultaneously with the Cannes Festival.

World-famous Iranian actress Leila Hatami attended the 2014 edition of the festival to serve at the jury panel of the event.

Hatami is to collaborate with Sofia Coppola (American director), Willem Dafoe (American actor), Carole Bouquet (French actress) and Gael Garcia Bernal (Mexican filmmaker) at the jury panel of the Competitive section of this year’s festival.

Other jury members are South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon and Danish director and producer Nicolas Winding Refn.

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off on May 14 and will run until May 25 in the southern France resort town.

By Press TV

 

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