Film director arrested in all-star match (PHOTO)

Ali Molla-Gholipour

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.

Ali Molla-Gholipour, a young Iranian director, took his protest at the screening of his film – Dowry’s Sugar Bowl – to a charity soccer match between the Iranian big names and the World Stars.

Ali, the son of famous Iranian director Rasoul Molla-Gholipour, ran onto the pitch Friday and was arrested by police. He was protesting against the screening of a movie in theaters previously designated to screen his.

He was later released thanks to the mediation efforts of Hojjatollah Ayyoubi, the head of Iran’s Cinema Organization.

 

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Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.

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