The official selection for Cannes Film Festival’s 70th annual edition boasts a film by UAE-based Producer Kaveh Farnam, CEO of Advanced Media and film enthusiast. It is part of the 49 films to be screened at Festival De Cannes to be held from 17-28 May, 2017.
Farnam has been supporting the regional film industry through a series of initiatives such as sponsoring the Iranian Film Festival in Prague, hosting the Dubai leg of the 48-Hour Film Project, supporting up and coming filmmakers with kit as well as screening independent productions locally, to name a few.
Directed by independent filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, the Persian-language film titled Lerd (Dregs) will be a part of Un Certain Regard at the festival. More details about the film will be revealed after the screening next month. Multiple award-winning director Rasoulof is a regular at Cannes, who has won critical acclaim and best director awards for his previous films.