Ahmad Amini (Director )

Among film directors, there are people who have switched from other professions. They have been former directors of photography, assistant directors, actors, photographers or screenwriters. However, few directors have been formerly critics and journalists. Ahmad Amini is one of them. He made his first feature film about two decades ago. His first film, The Shadows of Invasion, tells the story of a family in a remote region along the border. It was very similar to western cinema and was one of the most successful films which have tried to adapt western genre to the Iranian cinema. A few years later, he made his second film, which was a commercial movie. Then he tried to make films which would both appeal to moviegoers and be innovative. He made his last feature film, This Woman Doesn't Speak, in 2000 before making television series. He has directed two popular series and is currently making his third. His first series was A Stranger among Us about prevalence of AIDS in Iran. The next was The First Quiet Night, which was a complicated story about a girl and her brother-in-law who are not aware of their family relation and fall in love with each other. After knowing about it, the brother takes a self-destructive measure and dies. The First Quiet Night was aired on the national television about a year ago and was very popular. His new series, called The Innocent, is a joint production along with Saeed Shahsavari, a screenwriter who has helped him with his previous series and shooting is to be finished before the end of winter. The most striking point about Amini's television series is use of cinematic mise en scène which aims to introduce cinema standards into television works. The young actors who appear in his works are guided so good that their striking performances makes them a target for other directors who get them to play leading roles in feature films.

Reza Attaran (Actor)
Reza Attaran is now one of the most famous comedians of Iran. Up to two decades ago, he only appeared in local plays in Khorasan province (northeast Iran). When in Tehran, he joined a TV comedy group in 1993 which produced entertaining programs for the new year holidays. [More]

Taraneh Taraneh Alidousti (Actress)
She was proposed by Habib Rezaei (actor) to play the leading role of I, Taraneh, Am 15 (Rasoul Sadr Ameli) ten years ago and her acting was powerful enough to earn her the best actress prize from that year’s edition of Fajr International Film Festival. She then appeared in three films made by Asghar Farhadi, including in About Elli where she was cast as Elli, the most mysterious character of the film. Alidousti has also appeared in stage plays and was a choice of Mehrjui for his new play. [More]

Negar Javaheriyan (Actress)
She has been undoubtedly the most successful actress of Iran during the past two years. Her success began with "We Only Live Twice" (Behnam Behzadi) and her role in Homayoun As’adian’s "Gold and Copper" brought her the best actress prize of Fajr International Film Festival. [More]

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