“Muhammad” (PBUH) Premiers the Opening Film of Montreal Film Festival

“Muhammad” (PBUH) Premiers the Opening Film of Montreal Film Festival
Sun Aug 30, 2015 18:50:58

Majidi’s movie “Muhammad”, the messenger of God, has received a very warm welcome in Canada where a huge number of fans are waiting for the festival, Tasnimnews reports.

The movie was screened as the opening film of this year’s festival, which was started on August 27 and will last until September 7, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.

According to Tasnim dispatches, Canadian moviegoers queued up to watch the long-awaited film in the prestigious festival.

The MWFF is the only competitive Film Festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations).

Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God, which is the first part of Iran’s big-budget trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was also premiered in cinemas across the country on August 26, and attracted a large number of audience.

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 collaborated in making the film.

Academy Award-winning Indian music composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has written music for the movie.

According to the MWFF’s website, the film does not depict Muhammad [PBUH] himself but his world, the pagan age with all its tyranny and oppression as seen through the eyes of young Muhammad [PBUH] from birth to the age of 13.

Majid Majidi is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director, film producer, and screen writer whose films have touched on many themes and genres and has won many international awards.

His acclaimed film, Children of Heaven (1997), was the first Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film) in 1999.

Majidi's 1999 film 'The Color of Paradise' was chosen one of the best 10 films of the year in the US in 2000.