News ID: 261853
Published: 1145 GMT November 20, 2019

Lebanese film producer impressed by Iranian cinema

Lebanese film producer impressed by Iranian cinema

One of the jury members of the 49th edition of Iran’s Roshd International Film Festival, Ali Zaher, said he was impressed by Iranian cinema during the event.

The Lebanese jury member said it’s an honor for him to introduce Iranian cinema to Egypt, Lebanon, and other countries, reported.

He added, “We use Iran’s experience in the film industry in our country, Lebanon.”

The jury member expressed gratitude to the organizers of the festival and said, “I’m glad that I could participate at the festival. It’s a great experience for me.”

According to Zaher, more than 300 Iranian films have been screened in Lebanon in the last 10 years. The Iranian films were welcomed by the Lebanese audience.

Zaher added that we have different intellectual and cultural exchanges with Iran. The Lebanese people are interested in the Islamic Republic and its founder Imam Khomeini and are also using the words of the Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. The Iranian Leader is very much a man of art in the eyes of the Lebanese people.

The First Night of the Cinema of the Resistance, which was held on the sidelines of the Roshd festival, hosted guests from Lebanon. The program was attended by Zaher, who is also the director of the Lebanese Art Association, and producers of short films and television by Majid Shah-Hosseini and Masoud Fayyazi, and director of the festival Vahid Golestan as well as a number of film lovers.

Founded in 1963, the Roshd International Film Festival is the oldest one in the Middle East.

Roshd festival is dedicated to films with educational and pedagogical themes and is organized every year by the Supplying Educational Media Center, a sub-branch of the Ministry of Education of Iran. The festival seeks the main objectives of identifying and selecting the best educational and pedagogical films in order to introduce them to the educational system.

The 49th edition of the event will run until November 22 in Tehran, followed by screenings in other provinces from November 23 to May 8.


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