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Cannes to offer ‘Damascus Time’ for sale

Iran flick 'Damascus Time' by Ebrahim Hatamikia is to join the lineup of films to be presented at the Cannes Film Market.

Iran award-winning flick 'Damascus Time' by Ebrahim Hatamikia is to join lineup of films presented at the Cannes Film Market.

Ebrahim Hatamikia’s ‘Damascus Time’ will have its first international premiere at the Cannes Film Market May 13.

The feature film zeros in on security threat by terrorists when an Iranian plane, conveying humanitarian aid to Syria, is challenged in Damascus Airport.

A number of Syrian and Lebanese actors star in the flick along with popular Iranian actors such as Babak Hamidiyan and Hadi Hejazifar.

‘Damascus Time’ has recently managed to grab some awards, including Crystal Simorgh for Best Director, at the 36th Fajr Film Festival.

Some 12,400 industry professionals, including 3,900 producers, 1,200 buyers and distributors and 1000 festival programmers will come together at this year’s market.

The Cannes Film Market is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world.

Established in 1959, the Market is held annually in conjunction with the festival in Cannes, France.

The 2018 French film market is currently being held from May 8-17, 2018.