News ID: 301959
Published: 0613 GMT April 07, 2021

Iran’s ‘Holy Bread’ at Canadian Hot Docs event

Iran’s ‘Holy Bread’ at Canadian Hot Docs event

Iranian documentary, ‘Holy Bread,’ directed by the late Rahim Zabihi and produced by Touraj Aslani, entered the Showcase of the World competition section of the 27th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

The event will be held online from April 29 to May 9, in Toronto, Canada due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The film is slated to complete with films from different countries in this prestigious cinematic event. The festival is endorsed by the Academy Awards and the winner of the Showcase of the World competition will enter the Oscars, IRNA wrote.

The international distribution of this documentary is Eli Image Company, under the management of Elaheh Nobakht.

The Canadian festival is considered to be the largest and most important documentary film festival in North America. The 27th edition was edited by Christopher McDonald, a well-known American actor, with 219 documentaries from 66 countries. They will be screened in different sections including the Showcase, Feature Films, the Semi-feature films, and the competition, Short Films and the Special Screening.

‘Holy Bread’ was screened in its last international appearance in the Feature Films competition section of the 18th International Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in the United States as one of the most important and annual events of documentary cinema in the world.

The work was approved by the Academy Awards among the final 10 nominees for the festival.



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