Bahman Qobadi (Director)

Qobadi’s last film, Niveh-Mong (Half of the Moon) has not yet been screened in Iran, though its international screening was a year ago. The film has won three prizes from San Sebastian Film Festival and has been screened in European countries. In a conference on the effect of music and its relation with children at Carlos University of Madrid, Spain, Qobadi addressed the audience when Joze Saramago was among them. Qobadi’s previous film, Turtles also Fly was welcomed by critics in Iran and won main prizes of House of Cinema celebration. Differences between Qobadi and cinema authorities of Iran have caused him problems for obtaining the permit for his new film. While they refuse to issue his permit, he threatened that shooting the new film will soon begin in Tehran. By and by, both sides decided to cut that dispute off. Although Qobadi won a Camera d’Or from Cannes for his first film, A Time for the Drunken Horses, that success was not repeated by his next movies. Qobadi proved from the first that he would not follow suit with Kiarostami and in addition to being loyal to realism, his films are also full of dramatic attractions. Apart from that and unlike his international counterparts, he includes spectacular scenes and a lot of extras in his films. The latest news about him is that Qobadi is planning to make and urban film with comic undertones. The screenplay for his new film is to be written by Peiman Qasemkhani who is among the most famous screenwriters for comedies both in cinema and television and his films have greatly appealed to the audience.

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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  6. Bahram Baizai
  7. Vahid Mousaian
  8. Mohammad Aladpoush
  9. Mohammad Reza Golzar
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