SHAFAQNA – The private screening was held on Wednesday morning by the Foreign Media Department of Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance at Farhang Movie Theater in northern Tehran.
The screening session was attended by around 120 foreign correspondents and media representatives including those of France’s Euronews and AFP (Agence France-Presse), Turkey’ Anadolu Agency, Japan’s NHK, the United States’ Wall Street Journal newspaper, Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV, and Spain’s EFE news agency.
A number of correspondents from other media outlets including Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen, Palestine Today, China’s Phoenix, Lebanon’s al-Manar and Asia, Kuwait news agency, and China’s Wenhui Daily also watched the movie.
Ambassadors and representatives of several countries including Tunisia, Kenya, Algeria, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Azerbaijan Republic, Comoros, and Malaysia, among others, were also in attendance.
The guests watched the movie with simultaneous Arabic and English translation along with the film’s director Majidi and Iranian Deputy Culture Minister for Press and Information Hossein Entezami.
The movie, which is the first part of Iran’s big-budget trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), premiered in cinemas across Iran on August 26, and attracted a large number of audiences.
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 have also collaborated in making the film.