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Tuesday February 19, 2019 14:48185

'Lunch Time' director to go to Cannes

Alireza Qasemi is to attend ‘The Residence’ section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Young Iranian director Alireza Qasemi has been selected to attend ‘The Residence’ section in the Cinefondation category of the Cannes Film Festival.

Director of award-winning short film ‘Lunch Time’, along with five other young talents from around the world, will attend the five-month course of The Residence.

Born in 1990, Qasemi is a screen writer and director who first attended the 70th edition of the prestigious French film event as shortlisted candidate to receive Palme d’Or for his masterpiece ‘Lunch Time’.

Since 2000, the Cinefondation category of the Cannes has launched this program through which it picks and accommodates young foreign filmmakers who have already directed one or some short or feature films and gives them the chance to work on a new project.

The applicants would send their new film proposal to the festival and after the jury reviewed the submitted works, the best would be picked.

The six selected candidates of 38th The Residence will commit to spend the whole course at the designated site and not to leave it.

The Cannes International Festival is one of the world’s most publicized events which aims at drawing attention to and raise the profile of films in order to contribute towards the development of cinema, according to the festival’s website.