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Qobadi to shoot "Persian Gulf" in October

TEHRAN, April 26 (Mehr News Agency) -- Bahman Qobadi plans to shoot his next project "Persian Gulf" in October. "Persian Gulf" is a response to all those who call the region the Arab Gulf and the director intends the film's viewpoint to favor of Iran.

The movie follows the adventure of an archaeologist. After two year of research, the archaeologist finds out that a corpse is lying deep down in the Persian Gulf, and it is believed that the remains belong to a friend of Salman Farsi, a close companion of Prophet Muhammad (S).

Qobadi will be making the film with the support of a foundation affiliated to Iran's Cultural Heritage, the Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO). The movie is now in the pre-production stage.

He is also planning to work on another project, a silent movie named "20 Seconds with Us" in Tehran.

His "Nobody Knows about the Persian Cats" is an entry to the Un Certain Regard section of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

Hamed Behdad, Negar Shaqaqi, and Ashkan Kushanfar are the cast members. The movie features the story of a young boy and a girl who intend to launch a music group after they are released from prison.

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The high-profile case of a young Iranian-American woman sentenced by Iran to a lengthy prison term for alleged espionage took an unexpected twist when an acclaimed Iranian filmmaker stepped forward to vouch for her innocence and say his "fiancee and companion" had stayed in the country at his urging.

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