Actor Hosseini and his colleagues created Pol Media to distribute Iranian and international films


TEHRAN – Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini, director Kurosh Ahari and producer Alex Bretow have teamed up to form Pol Media to distribute Iranian and international films in the United States and other countries.

“Pol”, which literally means “bridge” in Farsi, aims to “bridge the gap” between Iranian and international art, culture and cinema and that of the United States, the Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

Pol Media will distribute Iranian films and other international films in the United States and abroad while producing live events, including appearances by Iranian and international actors and filmmakers, as well as other artistic programs, cultural and cinematographic.

Hosseini is best known for his role in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Seller”, which won him the Palme d’Or for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

He also received the French medal of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur) in February.

The medal awarded by the French government is one of the most coveted trophies in the world of art and culture.

Filmmaker and producer Ahari recently directed the horror thriller “The Night” starring Hosseini and directed the award-winning short “Generations”.

Bretow produced “The Night” and “Generations” as well as the award-winning Iranian short “Numbness”.

Photo: Actor Shahab Hosseini (L), director Kurosh Ahari (C) and producer Alex Bretow pose in an undated photo. (Hollywood Reporter / Maury Phillips)

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Darcy J. Skinner

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