TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- Discussions began on Thursday by a Farabi Cinematic Foundation committee to determine the Iranian representative for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Films category.
The Committee for Selecting a Film for the Academy Awards will select the Iranian representative from among four films: "Penniless", directed Hamid Nematollah, "Twenty" by Abdorreza Kahani, "Hesitation" by Varuj Karim-Massihi), and "About Elly" by Asghar Farhadi, said director of the International Department of the Farabi Cinematic Foundation Amir Esfandiari.
The committee members are filmmakers Kamal Tabrizi, Kianush Ayyari, Mohammad Davudi; and producers Iraj Taqipur, Morteza Razzaq-Karimi, Jamal Sadatian, Ali Moallem, and Esfandiari.
The films were selected out of 44 Iranian movies approved by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and were screened in Iran during the period from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
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