Cannes: Iranian Bahman Ghobadi open selection ...Un Certain Regard...
The film 'We know nothing of Persian cats' by Iranian Bahman Ghobadi open programming ...Un Certain Regard... which is part of the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24), Monday announced its organizers.
- Former assistant of his compatriot Abbas Kiarostami and actor of the film ‘The Blackboard’ by Samira Makhmalbaf, Ghobadi won the Caméra d'Or and international criticism prizes in 2000 with his first feature film ‘A time for drunken horses’, presented at the Directors' Fortnight.
‘We know nothing of Persian cats’ shows Iranian youth through portraits of rap musicians who compose illegally, in Tehran.
Winner of the Jury Prize last year with ‘Il Divo’, a vitriolic portrait of the politician Giulio Andreotti, the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino will chair this year's jury for the ‘Un Certain Regard,’ and will be surrounded by four jurors.
They are actress Julie Gayet (France), Festival director Piers Handling of Toronto (Canada) and journalists Uma Da Cunha (India) and Marit Kapla (Sweden), announced the organizers.
Ennaharonline/ M. O.