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AFP: Iran forces Thai film festival to drop controversial film

AFP: Iran forces Thai film festival to drop controversial film

Award-wining Iranian film “Persepolis” has been dropped from line-up at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival after pressure from the Iranian embassy, organisers said Wednesday. The film, which jointly won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May, was scheduled to screen on the opening night of the 10-day festival in the Thai capital, which begins July 19. AFP reports.

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