‘Release from Heaven’ to open Animation Day in Cannes

TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Iranian animated piece ‘Release from Heaven’ by Ali Noori Oskouei will have its market premier May 22 as opening film of Animation Day in Cannes film festival.

The 76-minute film is directed Ali Noori Oskouei, written by Majid Asoodegan, and produced by Ali Noori Oskouei and Seyed Vahid Olyaee.

Set in a war-torn country, ‘Release from Heaven’ is the story of a female writer and teacher who has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey.

The Iranian animation will compete with films from Japan, Korea and France for the top award.

This is the first time a film produced in Iran will compete in this section of Cannes.

The 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival will be held on May 17-28, 2017 in the French city of Cannes.


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