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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Four - 18 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Four - 18 May 2023 - Page 8

Cannes to unveil doc ‘Room 999’, featuring Iran’s Farhadi

Cannes Film Festival will unveil the French documentary ‘Room 999’, by Lubna Playoust, featuring interviews with 30 famous filmmakers in Cannes including Iran’s Asghar Farhadi.
The documentary will be screened in the Documentaries in Cannes Classics 2023 of the French festival.
“Thirty prominent directors who attended the Cannes Festival in 2022 are left alone in a hotel room and express their views on the current situation of the art of cinema and filmmaking, as it is being threatened by new means of expression and consumption. The result is a captivating, smart, contradictory, fun, and thought-provoking conversation about the recent technological and sociological changes impacting cinema today,” according to
Familiar faces in the film include Wim Wenders, Audrey Diwan, Joachim Trier, David Cronenberg, James Gray, Arnaud Desplechin, Lynne Ramsay, Nadav Lapid, Claire Denis, Baz Luhrmann, Alice Winocour, Olivier Assayas, Paolo Sorrentino, Agnès Jaoui, Kirill Serebrennikov, Cristian Mungiu, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Albert Serra, Pietro Marcello, Rebecca Zlotowski, Ruben Östlund and Alice Rohrwacher.
In 1982, Wim Wenders asked 16 of his fellow directors to speak on the future of cinema, resulting in the film ‘Room 666’. Now, 40 years later, in Cannes, director Lubna Playoust asks a new generation of filmmakers the same question: is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?


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