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‘Forbidden’ to Be Released in Three Continents

Milad Keymaram and Leila Zare in the filmMilad Keymaram and Leila Zare in the film

The Iranian film ‘Forbidden’ directed by Hassan Yektapanah will be screened in the US, Europe and Australia in the near future.

According to a press release by the public relations office for the movie, Parsian Film Company in London is responsible for its international distribution.

It narrates the story of a young girl who comes to Tehran in search of her fiancé but on her way she encounters unexpected difficulties.

Produced by Hossein Ameri-Pouya, the film that centers on social issues is currently awaiting its local screening and will likely be in Iranian cinemas before the end of the Iranian calendar year in March 2017.

Milad Keymaram, Leila Zare, Yasaman Mo’avi, Negar Jokar, Parivash Nazarieh and Levon Haftvan are the cast.

This is the newest film by Yektapanah who directed his last film eight years ago in 2008.

Yektapanah, 53, is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and screen writer. He started his career as an assistant director, first with Jafar Panahi in ‘The Mirror’ (1997) and then Abbas Kiarostami’s award-winning film ‘The Taste of Cherry’ (1997).

He made his own debut as a director with Djomeh, winning the coveted Caméra d’Or for the best first-time entry at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Later, he made two more films, ‘Unfinished Tale’ in 2004 and ‘Bibi’ in 2008.

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