Iran cinema organization congratulates Farhadi on Cannes Grand Prix award
Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi

Tehran, IRNA - Head of Iranian Cinema Organization Hossein Entezami congratulated Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi on on Cannes Grand Prix award.

In his message to Farhadi on Sunday, Entezami said that this event at the Cannes Film Festival once again showed the capabilities of Iranian cinema, congratulations to Asghar Farhadi and his colleagues and wishing the promotion of Iranian culture and art.

The  Directors Grid Of Iran too, in a message  congratulated Asghar Farhadi on his success at the Cannes Film Festival.

Iran’s two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ won Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix award jointly with ‘Compartment No. 6,’ Juho Kuosmanen’s follow-up to his debut, ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,’ which won the Un Certain Regard prize for best film in Cannes in 2016.

Ghahreman (A Hero) shows the story of a man named Rahim, who is behind bars due to an unpaid debt, but during a two-day release from prison, he involves in adventures to convince the creditor to pardon.

The interesting story, which entails sophisticated and paradoxical adventures related to morality, was filmed in Shiraz, Fars province, Iran.

Renowned actors and actresses such as Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sard-Orafaie and Sarina Farhadi starred in the drama.


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