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Ten Iranian films on Europe's list of box-office hits

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (Mehr News Agency) -- Ten Iranian films are on the list of the top box-office hits in Europe from 1996 to 2004.

The international affairs manager of the Farabi Cinema Foundation said on Tuesday that "The Taste of Cherry" by directed Abbas Kiarostami, "The Color of God" by Majid Majidi, "Gabbeh" and "A Journey to Kandahar" by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and "A Time for Drunken Horses" by Bahman Qobadi are among the films.

Amir Esfandiari added that Iranian films are very popular among Africans residing in Europe.

"But unfortunately, some compare the cinema of Iran with the films of Hollywood and Bollywood, although they have long had a large share of the international market and their films are screened at very many cinema halls for," he said.

Esfandiari also noted that based on the reports released at the Cannes festival, over 52 percent of the European audience for African and the Middle Eastern films is dedicated to Iranian movies.

Based on reports issued by the Cannes festival, Iranian cinema has captured a 52-percent share of the European market for African and Middle Eastern films, Esfandiari explained.

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