0633 GMT May 27, 2022
Iranian film critic and writer Hamed Soleimanzadeh was selected to evaluate the films at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
He was officially invited by Secretary General of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Klaus Eder to join the jury members of Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Weeks sections, IRNA wrote.
He will review the films along with Barbara Lorey from France who is a world-renowned film critic.
Earlier, late Abbas Kiarostami, Niki Karimi, Katayoun Shahabi, and other Iranians were invited to judge at the prestigious world cinematic event, and Soleimanzadeh is the first Iranian film critic to become a jury member in Cannes.
The FIPRESCI was founded in 1930 and has members in more than 55 countries.
Soleimanzadeh had previously judged the films of the 44th Göteborg International Film Festival (GFF) in Sweden, the 17th International Short Film Festival Detmold in Germany, the Schlingel International Film Festival in Germany, the 10th Dytiatko International Children’s Television Festival in Ukraine, the River International Film Festival in Italy, the Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival in South Korea, and the Kolibri International Film Festival for Childhood and Youth in Bolivia.
The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be physically held from July 6-17.