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UAE-based producer’s film to be screened at Cannes

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.
Kaveh Farnam, CEO of Advanced Media at the Festival of Iranian Films in Prague.

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.