Movie on Prophet Muhammad’s life to be screened in Iran soon

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SHAFAQNA - The first part of Iran’s big-budget trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) will premiere in cinemas across the country on August 26, an official announced.

Gholamreza Faraji, an official at Iran’s Cinema Organization said on Monday that the movie “Muhammad (PBUH)” will premiere on the birth anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shiite Imam.

Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has directed the grand cinematic project.

A number of internationally-acclaimed professionals, including Academy Award winning visual effects supervisor and filmmaker Scott E. Anderson, three-time Oscar-winning Italian director of photography Vittorio Storaro and renowned Croat production designer Milijen Kreka Kljakovic collaborated in the project.

Academy Award-winning Indian music composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has written music for the movie. Known for his musical versatility, Rahman has innovated with different instruments and sounds to create some of India’s best-known musical hits for nearly two decades.

The use of eastern themes in Rahman’s music has apparently made Majidi to single out the renowned Indian composer for his latest movie.

Majid Majidi is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director, film producer, and screen writer whose films have touched on many themes and genres and has won many international awards.

His acclaimed film, Children of Heaven (1997), was the first Iranian film to have been nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film) in 1999.

Majidi’s 1999 film ‘The Color of Paradise’ was chosen one of the best 10 films of the year in the US in 2000.

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