Salaam Cinema or Hello Cinema - (Persian) - Movie Poster Framed Picture 11"x14"
Hello Cinema (Salaam Cinema??) is a 1995 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
It was made for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of cinema. The year 1895 is considered the debut of the motion picture as an entertainment medium.
Made in a fashion to resemble a documentary, the film starts with the music of the "Dance of Spring" by Shahrdad Rohani, showing a huge crowd of people gathering outside a studio. Makhmalbaf has put an advertisement in the papers, asking for 100 actors, and thousands have shown up. The film goes on to show different people being auditioned and each explaining their reason for wanting to act in a film.