TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian biopic ‘Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God’, the latest work by acclaimed director Majid Majidi, will be screened at movie theaters in neighboring Iraq in the near future.
Senior Iranian and Iraqi cultural officials signed a contract to screen the movie at cinemas across the Arab country, according to a report by the official website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.
Jaber al-Jaberi, Iraq’s deputy minister of culture, had paid an official visit to Tehran to sign the contract, which is the first of its kind in Tehran-Baghdad cultural relations.
Following the successful premiere of the movie in Canada and the US and a great reception in the countries, Majidi’s film was screened in several other countries around the world.
Muhammad, the Messenger of God, which is the first part of Iran’s big-budget trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), premiered in cinemas across Iran on August 26,2015 and attracted a large number of audience.
A number of internationally-acclaimed professionals, 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 collaborated in making the film.
Academy Award-winning Indian music composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has written music for the movie.
Majid Majidi is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director, film producer, and screen writer whose films have touched on many themes and genres and has won many international awards.