As some of you may know, I co-produced THE PRESIDENT, the latest feature film of legendary Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The latest is that the film will open the renowned "Orizzonti" strand of the Venice Film Festival 2014.
If you want to know more about the project, please refer to the synopsis below.
THE PRESIDENT tells the story of a dictator whose regime is brought down by a popular coup d’etat. In the aftermath of the violence the (ex) President flees with his five year old grandson across his former country disguised as street musicians. As they make their way towards the coast in the hope of escaping by boat, they meet the people of the country he had previously subjugated.
Dir: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Prod: GB, GE, FR, Brümmer&Herzog Filmproduktion