TAEM News Blast- ‘I Am Neda’ at Cannes

The following news release from TAEM, who whole-heartedly supports this film, the producers of ‘I AM NEDA’ announces the following results from their premier at Cannes:

WE’RE BACK FROM CANNES!

WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

As finalist of the 2012 Cannes American Pavilion, not only did ‘I Am Neda screen once for its Cannes premier, but we were invited to screen a second time at the UK Film Centre.

We received a standing ovation at the UK Film Centre, who were partnered with the British Film Institute and Screen South. They even  asked us for our permission to add our trailer and our Q&A to their website! This is an additional honor as you know we are passionate with growing visibility as we want to reach as many people as we can with this important film.

After the screenings audience members enthusiastically asked Persepolis Reps. many questions during the Q&A and we were happy to answer them all.

I Am Neda’ even grabbed the attention of Phillip Kaufman! He even asked if he could keep the poster!

First time Director and Producer Nicole Kian Sadighi notes, “I could not have wished for more. That’s exactly why I made this movie. To move people on a personal level. While the film is in Farsi (with English subtitles), this is not just another movie, it’s a human story that transcends all language barriers.”

Media and Industry folks alike, and many business card exchanges later we are so thrilled to have made an impact in Cannes!

Persepolis Pictures would like to thank Festival Director Monika Skerbelis and The American Pavilion at Cannes for this opportunity. It was an honor to be there!

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COME AND WATCH ‘I AM NEDA’ IN CANNES AND GET A SNEAK PEAK OF HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN!