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News ID: 3407
Publish Date: 11:31 - 05 February 2014
Tehran, YJC. Italian cinematographer talks about his cooperation with Majidi on “Prophet Muhammad”.

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].”

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