Majid Majidi’s The Sun on its way to Oscar

After consecutive talks, Majid Majidi’s The Sun has been chosen as Iran’s representative for the coming Academy Awards ceremony. If chosen, this would become the famous director’s second Oscar nomination who previously was also nominated for Children of Heaven. The Sun has been incredibly successful; after winning Fajr Film Festival’s Best Picture award, it was featured in a number of international festivals such as the Venice Film Festival where child actor Rouhollah Zamani won the Marcello Mastroianni Award.

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