(MNA) – Iranian animated piece ‘Release from Heaven’ by Ali Noori Oskouei will have its market premier May 22 as opening film of Animation Day in Cannes film festival.
The 76-minute film is directed Ali Noori Oskouei, written by Majid Asoodegan, and produced by Ali Noori Oskouei and Seyed Vahid Olyaee.
Set in a war-torn country, ‘Release from Heaven’ is the story of a female writer and teacher who has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey.
The Iranian animation will compete with films from Japan, Korea and France for the top award.
This is the first time a film produced in Iran will compete in this section of Cannes.
The 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival will be held on May 17-28, 2017 in the French city of Cannes.