Muhammad, the Messenger of God has been given a warm welcome at home and abroad, with the creator of The Godfather hailing the movie on the life of the Muslim prophet.
An Iranian director who was protesting against the screening of a movie in theaters where his film was to be screened was arrested and later released during a charity match between Iran’s stars and those of the world.
Iranian director Majid Majidi has said that Muhammad aims to correct misconceptions about Islam in the world.
Several other infamous individuals including Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Osama bin Laden are also depicted in the film.
Seyyedi’s drama received the Best Cinematography and Best Film awards of the prestigious event’s Asian New Talent category.
The international section of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival has been inaugurated in Tehran.
The film is estimated to carry a cost of $5-6 million. Turkey says it can cover $3-4 million of the project and expects the Iranian side to pick up the rest of the tab.
Ahmad Irandoust, a towering Iranian bodyguard recalls his encounter with Steven Seagal behind the scenes of a movie where he challenged the muscled US actor to a fight.
Melbourne has so far bagged two awards at the Stockholm International Film Festival; it has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
Motamed-Arya’s prize will go under the hammer and the proceeds will go to a campaign to shelter the homeless.