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Toronto Int’l Film Festival welcomes Farhadi workshop

The Toronto Int’l Film Festival welcomes Asghar Farhadi’s scriptwriting master classes.

The 2018 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has warmly received two scriptwriting master classes by Iranian award-winning director Asghar Farhadi.

The master classes by Farhadi were attended by more than 100 actors and script writers from different cities in Canada and the US.

According to a media report, a week left to the inauguration ceremony of the Toronto event, the administrators released the list of guests for the event.

The list contained the name of acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and the cast of his successful film ‘Everybody Knows’. The flick represented Spain at the 43rd edition of the Canadian festival.

Celebrity couple, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, has starred in the flick which was premiered at the latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film has been shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula.

It is about Laura who lives with her husband and children in Buenos Aires. When they return together at her native village in Spain for a family celebration, an unexpected event changes the course of their lives.

'Everybody Knows' is Farhadi’s second film shot outside Iran. In 2012, he directed 'The Past' in French language in Paris. 'The Past' brought its star, Berenice Bejo, the Palme d’Or for best actress in 2013.

The film has so far experienced several global film events, including the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France, the 36th Munich International Film festival in Germany, the 2018 Golden Apricot Film Festival in Armenia, the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada, the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia, and the 55th Antalya Film Festival in Turkey.

The TIFF is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting more than 480,000 people annually.

Since its founding in 1976, the TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating.

The 2018 edition of the event was held on September 6-16, in Toronto, Canada.

MG/MG

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