Iranian filmmaker Abdolreza Kahani will release his latest movie, the dark comedy Free Like Air, in Toronto in November. The movie is currently in pre-production, with a mix of actors from France, Canada, and Iran expected to star. Reza Attaran, a prominent Iranian actor, is now attached, after having collaborated with Kahani on four other movies. French actress Ophélie Bau, who appeared in Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno by Abdellatif Kechiche, is also scheduled to appear, along with other prominent French and Canadian actors.
Writer-director Abdolreza Kahani has already attended various festivals and won awards, including the best film from the Thessaloniki Festival in Greece and the jury special prize from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Kahani’s Absolute Rest was recently screened in French cinemas. The film will be distributed in France by Bluebeard and by the Phoenix Cultural Centre in Canada.