‘THE SALESMAN’ WOWS CINEMA LOVERS “A
The Salesman, written and directed by celebrated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and co-financed by the Doha Film Institute, will mark its world premiere in the official competition of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
t the very core of DFI's film funding mandate is to contribute to world cinema and ensure that great stories continue to be told. We are committed to celebrating high-calibre talents, both emerging and established, to contribute to a growing roster of quality world cinema,” said Fatma Al Remaihi, CEO of the Doha Film Institute. Six other films supported by the Doha Film Institute Grants programme have been officially selected to screen in key sections at the prestigious global film event running from May 11 to 22. Among the six DFI grantee films, two have been selected to the Un Certain Regard section – written and directed by Boo Junfeng; and by Bogdan Florian Mirica. Showcased in the Directors' Fortnight is directed by Houda Benyamina. The remaining three DFI grantee films will compete for top honours in the Critics Week including: by Oliver Laxe; by Vatche Boulghourjian; and by Davy Chou.