|Iranian director to unfold historical romantic drama at Versailles||
TEHRAN -- Hassan Fat’hi, the director of the Iranian blockbuster “Zero Degree Turn”, plans to make a romantic drama that is set in Versailles during the 18th centuries.
Fat’hi is currently in Paris to negotiate with an unknown French producer about the movie entitled “Once Upon a Time Romance”, Persian media announced on Tuesday.
The French producer and Fat’hi are scheduled to visit the Chateau de Versailles, in which he plans to shoot parts of his film.
“Once Upon a Time Romance” is about Mohammad Reza Beg, Iran’s first ambassador which Sultan Husayn, the last Safavid king who ruled Iran from 1694 to 1722, sent to France to establish diplomatic relations with the country. The ambassador falls in love with a princess in the court of Louis XIV (r. 1643–1715) during his mission.
French painter Antoine Coypel (1661–1722) also portrayed the story in his “The Persian embassy to Louis XIV” in 1715.
Fat’hi previously made “Zero Degree Orbit”, a historical TV series that deals with the discrepancies between Judaism and Zionism. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting’s Channel 1 aired the docudrama in 2007.
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