Vittorio Straro who has filmed Majidi’s Prophet Muhammad took the occasion in a cinematography workshop held in Tehran on Tuesday to talk about his experience with the Iranian filmmaker.
"When I talked more with Majidi about project Muhammad I realized that it was about humanity. Then I tried to make myself a way with light,” the Italian cinematographer said.
Straro added "The artist usually walks a path alone. But it is different with the director of photography, because he cannot walk the path alone. He must do it with a skillful person. Fortunately I did this project with Mjid Majidi, the same way I did with Coppola or Bertolucci.”
The filmmaker Majidi also remembering the days he contacted Vittorio for work said "I contacted Straro via his agency. But I was told that he was busy and could not respond. I had thought that I might not get access to him. But after a week I received an email which started with the name of ‘Allah’ and ended with ‘الله نور السماوات و الارض’ [God is the light of heavens and the earth, the Quran].”