TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) – Iranian films taken to the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival were introduced to the representatives of foreign festivals.

“Superstar” “Mizak,” “Child and Angel,” “A Time to Love,” “Music Box,” “Empty Hands” and “Green Fire” are among the 13 films introduced to the festivals’ agents, head of the Public Relations Office of the Farabi Cinematic Foundation, Habib Ilbeigi, told the Persian service of ISNA.

 

Representatives from the film festivals of Mannheim in Germany, the Olympia and Thessaloniki in Greece, Torino in Italy, and the Youth festival of South Korea have tendered offers to purchase Iranian films, Ilbeigi said.

 

He noted that the Cannes Film Market is less crowded this year than previous editions due to the world economic crisis which has also influenced the event.

 

Ilbeigi also remarked that Canada and Croatia have asked for the Shahriar Bahrani’s “Kingdom of Solomon” which is produced by the Farabi Cinematic Foundation, adding that Turkish television has also asked to air the TV series, “Kingdom of Solomon.”

 

He also announced that the Art Bureau withdrew from the market this year and independent cineastes Manijeh Hekmat, Ali-Vajed Samimi and Mohammad Atbaii are taking part instead.

 

Bahman Qobadi’s “Nobody Knows about the Persian Cats” is an entry to the Un Certain Regard section and “Whisper with the Wind” by Shahram Alidi (Iraq) is an entry to the International Critics’ Week.

 

The 62nd Cannes Film Festival will run until May 24.

 

RM/YAW

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