“Lunch Time” director Alireza Qasemi to attend Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence

February 19, 2019

TEHRAN – The Cannes Film Festival has selected Iranian filmmaker Alireza Qasemi along with five other filmmakers from across the world to attend the 38th session of the Résidence, which is organized in the Cinéfondation section.

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 screened Qasemi’s acclaimed short film “Lunch Time”.

The film has won several awards at Iranian and international events, including the 5th FRAPA Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival in Brazil, the 6th Pachuca Film Fest in Mexico and the 6th Snake Alley Festival of Film in the U.S. 

Abuzar Amini from Afghanistan, Diego Céspedes and Vinko Tomicic, both from Chile, Alvaro Aponte-Centeno from Puerto Rico and Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk from Ukraine are the other filmmakers chosen to participate in the Résidence, which will be held from March 1 to July 15 in Paris.

Created in 2000 by Gilles Jacob, the Résidence aims at helping young foreign directors who work on their first or second fictional feature film projects by a personalized program accompanying the writing of their scripts, and a collective program of forums with film industry professionals.

Photo: Iranian filmmaker Alireza Qasemi in an undated photo.

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