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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.

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