04 / 22 / 2015

Tabatabaeinejad: NAHID in Cannes Great Success for Pure Iranian Cinema

The DEFC President and Cinema Verite Festival Director Mohammad Mahdi Tabatabaeinejad has congratulated the director, cast and crew of the feature film Nahid for its acceptance in the 68th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

In his message, Tabatabaeinejad has expressed hope that Ida Panahandeh's film will go on to claim the alluring Camera d'Or prize and has called the presence of Nahid in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival "a great success for the pure Iranian cinema".

Nahid is Panahandeh's first feature film that has been produced in the Documentary and Experimental Film Center. Cannes will be the film's first international screening.