Abbas Kiarostami: a cult filmmaker There are artists who, throughout their lives, make infinite variations on the same work, and others who decide never to repeat themselves. Kiarostamí moves at opposite angles and without a pre-established destination, along a path of research – demanding and rigorous – that leads him to continually question his work
Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi, born on May 7, 1972, is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. As a director, he has received numerous national and international awards, such as the Crystal Simorq from the Fayr International Film Festival, the Golden Globe and the Oscar for best foreign language film, and the Golden Bear from the
Bahram Beyzai He is a director, producer, screenwriter and editor who was born in Tehran, Iran, on December 26, 1938. He entered the art world at an early age. In high school, he wrote two historical comedies that became his preferred method of writing. He then entered the University of Tehran, but did not finish
Bozorg Alavi Born in 1904 in Tehran, he has become, over the years, an important figure in Persian literature and on the Iranian political circuit. Alavi is considered one of the most famous Iranian writers on the left. His father, Abolhasan, was a revolutionary who participated in the constitutional revolution of the early 20th century.
Fariba Vafi Fariba Vafi was born on January 21, 1963, in Tabriz, northwestern Iran. She started writing stories at an early age and focused on literary writing as his main focus. In 1986, she published her first book, “Dar omq-e-sahneh” (At the bottom of the stage), and since then she has published other short stories
Houshang Golshiri Writer, critic and editor of fiction, he was born in Esfahan in 1937 and grew up in Abadan, southern Iran. From 1955 to 1974, Golshiri lived in Isfahan, where he graduated in Persian language and literature from the University of Isfahan. He then taught in primary and secondary schools in the surrounding cities.
Jafar Panahi Born on July 11, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran, he is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and editor. After several years directing short films and working as an assistant director to his compatriot Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi obtained international recognition with his first feature film in 1995. “The White Balloon” (Badkonak Sefid). The film won
Jalal Al-e-Ahmad Yaalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923-1969), is a renowned writer and social critic. In a short autobiographical sketch made in 1967, not published until after his death, he described his conservative, religious and moderately wealthy family. His father wanted his son to have a career in the bazaar. Upon finishing elementary school, he decided to enroll
Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (Isfahan, 1892; Geneva, 1997) was a prominent Iranian intellectual and pioneer of modern Persian prose and the short story genre. Jamalzadeh’s long and productive life spanned more than a century, a crucial period in Iran’s modern history, from the Constitutional Revolution of 1906 to the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and
Kamal-Ol-Molk Mohammad Ghaffari, nicknamed Kamal ol-Molk (1884 – 1919), was a famous Iranian painter, born in Kashan into a family of artists and painters. Mohammad, a very intelligent and sensitive boy, with a generous heart, grew up in a village in the middle of the countryside, his eyes and his heart were full of love
Leyla Hatami Born on October 1, 1972, she is an Iranian actress and daughter of director Ali Hatamí and actress Zari Khoshkam. After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne and began her studies in electrical engineering at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne. After two years, she decided to change her specialty to French
Sadeq Chubak He was born in August 1916 in Bushehr. His father was a well-known bazaar merchant. He received his early education at Bushehr and later at Shiraz. He then moved to Tehran and attended the Alborz institute. After finishing high school, he was hired as a teacher by the Ministry of Education and sent
Sadeq Hedayat Sadeq Hedayat, Iranian writer, novelist and translator, was born in Tehran into an aristocratic family and is one of the fathers of modern Persian literature. Sadeq attended Dar-ol Funun’s school, and around 1916 he was diagnosed with an eye infection, interrupting his education for almost a year. In 1925 he completed his secondary
Samad Behrangi Samad Behrangi was born in the Cherendab district of Tabriz, Azerbaijan province. He received his early education in Tabriz and graduated in 1957. That same year, he began teaching at schools in the Azar Shahr district, about 50 kilometers southwest of Tabriz, for eleven years. Samad was fascinated by Azerbaijani folk tales, and
Sara Salar Iranian writer born in 1966 in Zahedan who currently lives in Tehran. In addition to the noble work of writing, Sara is dedicated to translation, through which she has realized that she cannot stop writing, and that writing is really a part of her being and that she will not feel good if