TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) -- Iranian cinema enjoys a good reputation in the Arab world, the Syrian actor Maher Salibi believes.

Many Arab actors would like to play in Iranian movies since Iranian productions are comparable to those produced elsewhere around the world, he related to the Persian service of Fars in the news released on Saturday.

On the influence of Iranian films on Arab productions, Salibi believes that Iranian cinema has no direct effect on the Arab cinema but, in most Arab countries, Iranian films have good reputations. For example, the Iranian TV series “Prophet Joseph (AS)” attracted many Arab viewers.

Directed by Mohammad Salahshur, the 45-episode series focuses on the life of the Prophet Joseph (AS) from his childhood to adulthood.

Salibi has played in “Al-Lail” (1992) by Mohamed Malas. He has also appeared in and has directed several movies and plays.

He also talked about the culture of resistance in cinema and television of Arab world and said that it has an important place but is very limited, since not many Arab films are produced in this genre.

Iran is also investing in producing films on resistance in Syria and he sincerely hopes that this will continue, because such films have a positive influence on Arab and even European and American viewers.

Salibi also said that several TV series are also being produced on resistance but the number of them needs to be increased.

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