Mest-i Ask is a story of Rumi, the Persian poet, his friendship with Shams Tabrizi, the love he had for him and the great influence of Shams over him in his life, his poetry and his love for God. Mest-i Ask has also been given another title ( Intoxicated By Love )
Many people worldwide are anticipating the release of this film for insight into this beloved poet. False reports have been made regarding the release of the film and we hope to clarify what is currently happening with a statement from Hassan Fathi, the Director of the film.
Creating the latest controversy is a video clip that aired on Oct 20, 2020. We have provided the English translated video of that clip and also a response from Mr. Fathi to that clip.
The source link to Mr. Fathi’s conversation that was translated to English can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnrTqLJvDU/
Footage credit: https://youtu.be/QeYJYatktnw
A further statement by Director Hassan Fathi through his IG post on October 27th, 2020:
Greetings and politeness
During the current days, and after the statement of the investor to leave the movie “Mest-i Ask”, and related media margins, several journalists and media outlets have asked me to provide enlightening and accurate explanations about the allegations away from the facts contained in this statement, which have been the source of some of the misinterpretations and misplaced interpretations of some real and legal people on social networks. But since the Iranian producer and investor of the film have requested me to take a silence until the conclusion of the negotiations with the Turkish side to resolve the disputes, I will continue any explanation in this regard, until after the results of the talks have been resolved. There is no doubt that in order to achieve intellectual rights and to preserve the artistic quality of this work, for which much effort has been made, I will not leave any legal effort. Be happy and healthy in the refuge of God Shams and Rumi.
Source: https://tinyurl.com/y4nvwjfc IG @hassanfatthi
Translation by Deepti Amin twitter @adeeps09
We wish all the stakeholders and the creators a clear path forward that will retain the integrity of the original vision as it promises to be an epic film for the ages.
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