TEHRAN (ISNA)- The Iranian film of “Muhammad: The Messenger of God” directed by Majid Majidi was screened in a mosque in Denmark as Majidi was also present at the time of screening the film.
The Iranian film has been first screened in Iranian movies and was also at Imam Ali Mosque in Copenhagen.
It would be also screened in movies and theater halls in Copenhagen.
The movie “Muhammad: The Messenger of God” by Iranian director Majid Majidi has been chosen for the 88th edition of the Oscars.
The epic movie, which chronicles the childhood of Islam’s Prophet (PBUH) is to represent Iran in next year’s Academy Awards for best foreign film section.
Being the most expensive film in the history of Iranian cinema with a partly state-funded budget of nearly $40 million, it has attracted crowds to cinemas across the country and garnered nearly $2 million since its release in late August.
Majidi has said the aim of his film is removing the “violent image” of Islam created by Takfiri groups.
A number of internationally-acclaimed cinematic figures, including Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor and filmmaker Scott E. Anderson, three-time Oscar-winning Italian director of photography Vittorio Storaro and renowned Croat production designer Milijen Kreka Kljakovic, cooperated in making the film; and Academy Award-winning Indian music composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has also composed the music for the movie.
It is Majidi’s second nomination at the Oscars. His “The Children of Heaven” was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998.
Iran won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with the “A Separation” by director Asghar Farhadi in 2012.