iran asks awardwinning filmmaker to report to prosecutor
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today

Iran asks award-winning film-maker to report to prosecutor

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today Iran asks award-winning film-maker to report to prosecutor

Director Mohammad Rasoulof
Tehran - AFP

Iranian authorities have asked award-winning film director Mohammad Rasoulof to report to the prosecutor's office after confiscating his passport at Tehran airport, a co-producer of his latest film said Tuesday.

On Friday, Rasoulof "was detained for two hours at the airport and his passport was confiscated without the slightest explanation", said Kaveh Farnam, who co-produced the prize-winning film "Lerd".

Rasoulof, who has previously been jailed for "anti-regime propaganda", was "invited" to present himself in person to the prosecutor for media and culture, Farnam said.

The director would probably go "next week", which in Iran starts on Saturday, he said, adding: "We have no idea what's going on".

Lerd won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" section at this year's Cannes film festival.

The film is about a man working on a goldfish farm in northern Iran who becomes caught up in corrupt ties between local leaders and businessmen.

Since receiving the award, Rasoulof had twice entered Iran without problems, Farnam said.

On Friday, he returned to Iran after screening his film at the Telluride film festival in the United States.

Rasoulof was sentenced to six years in prison in 2010 for a documentary about protests after the disputed re-election of then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the previous year.

In 2011 while he was still in jail, Rasoulof took best director in the same competition in Cannes for "Goodbye".

Another of his films, "Manuscripts Don't Burn", about authors and activists murdered in the 1980s and 1990s, was shown at Cannes in 2013.

Source: AFP

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

iran asks awardwinning filmmaker to report to prosecutor iran asks awardwinning filmmaker to report to prosecutor



Egypt Today, egypt today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:15 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Egypt Today, egypt today Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano goes co-ed on the catwalk
Egypt Today, egypt today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 22:35 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 09:43 2019 Monday ,19 August

Live a calm atmosphere in your career

GMT 14:43 2018 Monday ,22 January

Tourism expected to take a big leap in Malaysia

GMT 17:42 2017 Monday ,17 April

WFP probes bomb attack on its convoy in Somalia

GMT 15:42 2017 Wednesday ,27 December

Female inspectors clamp down on commercial concealment

GMT 15:42 2015 Monday ,14 September

North Korea hints at possible rocket launch

GMT 12:18 2016 Monday ,23 May

Gunmen kill 8 worshippers in Sudan's Darfur

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,08 November

Why you should visit Downtown Design 2017

GMT 13:53 2017 Thursday ,02 November

Plane-sized 'void' discovered in Great Pyramid

GMT 13:30 2017 Monday ,06 November

SCORPIO (October24th-November22nd)

GMT 04:45 2015 Wednesday ,18 March

Not having friends at work can make you stupid

GMT 08:57 2017 Tuesday ,10 October

Woman booked for driving before lifting of ban

GMT 10:53 2016 Tuesday ,06 September

Serena sails into US Open last eight

GMT 07:46 2017 Monday ,30 October

Catch it early, treat it early and move on

GMT 08:08 2017 Sunday ,20 August

Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League praised

GMT 10:13 2011 Saturday ,23 July

Kiarostami shares his views on the Divan of Shams

GMT 12:06 2017 Saturday ,22 July

Yemen 'worst Cholera outbreak in the world'

GMT 18:10 2017 Sunday ,02 July

No more laptop ban on Etihad flights to US

GMT 10:32 2016 Sunday ,11 September

Highlights of athletics events at Rio Paralympic Games

GMT 22:35 2016 Friday ,30 September

Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies

GMT 09:33 2016 Monday ,14 November

Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

GMT 13:12 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Chinese stocks decline on liquidity concerns
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday