Imprisoned Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi is said to be out on bail of about $200,000.

Iranian state TV reports that film-maker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after more than two months in custody.

Panahi was freed on bail of about $200,000, but the report noted he would be sent to revolutionary court in the future.

Earlier this week, the film-maker had begun a hunger strike. His imprisonment had been a hot topic in Cannes, most notably in a speech by best actress winner Juliette Binoche.

Panahi’s films, well-known internationally, include Offside, Crimson Gold, The Circle and The White Balloon.