TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – Following the warm reception of Majidi’s biopic ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’ at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF), this film will get an extra screening on Monday.The authorities of the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, who selected Majid Majidi’s enormous cinematic project, Muhammad: The Messenger of God as the opening film of the festival, have announced that due to its warm reception by the audience it will be screened on Monday as well.
Accordingly, the film has been scheduled to be shown on Monday September 7, 2015 in Cinema Imperial, Montreal.
This 171-minute epic on the early years of the prophet of Islam is, with a budget of over $50 million, the most expensive film ever made in Iran, and has been in production for five years.
On the premier day of Majidi’s film, the founder and president of MWFF was present and the Mayor of Montreal city Dennis Kuder has considered the presentation of this film as a great honor for this Canadian city.
“The Festival is very proud to be able to host the premiere of this important work, a film of very high artistry aimed at a very wide audience,” declared MWFF President Serge Losique asserting that, “there have been many movies dealing with key figures of the world’s great religions, including Jesus, Moses and Buddha, but this is only the second epic screen treatment of Islam’s founder.”
The 39th Montreal World Film Festival opened on August 27 and continues to September 7, 2015.