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France to Honor Iran's Renowned Director

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema is slated to honor the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf in France.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Makhmalbaf will receive the event's Golden Cyclo of Honor, which will be the Makhmalbaf family's 100th international award. The prize will be donated to the Iranian Cinema Museum.

The festival will also screen 18 films by Mohesen Makhmalbaf, his wife Marzieh Meshkini and his daughters Samira and Hana, press tv reported.

The family has been awarded at numerous film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Locarno and Berlin.

Director, writer, editor and producer, Mohsen Makhmalbaf is currently the president of the Asian Film Academy. He is the founder of Tajikistan's first film festival.

Makhmalbaf has received numerous international awards including the Medal of Honor from the French Ministry of Culture and Arts and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2007 Molodist Int'l Film Festival.

His Gabbeh was included on CNN's list of the Best Asian Films of all Times.

The 15th edition of Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema will be held from Feb. 10 to 17, 2009.

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