Born in Tehran on 4 May 1969. He studied Philosophy for several years before making his first feature in 2003. He has also written screenplays for other Iranian directors, including FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY (Asghar Farhadi, 2006). PAZIRAIE SADEH is his fourth feature film.
2002 MANDAN (TO STAY). Mittellanger Film
2006 KARGARAN MASHGHOOLE KARAND (MEN AT WORK)
2009 HAMOONBAZHA (HAMOON’S FANS), mittellanger Film
2010 MEHRJUI: KARNAMEYE CHEHEL SAALEH (MEHRJUI: 40 YEAR REPORT)
2012 PAZIRAIE SADEH (MODEST RECEPTION
2015 50 Kilo Albaloo
2016 A DRAGON ARRIVES!
An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building. Inside the wreck, a banished political prisoner has hung himself. The walls are covered in diary entries, literary quotes and strange symbols. More
Leyla and Kaveh are the instruments of a cruel and bizarre game. The well-situated couple drive through the mountains distributing plastic bags full of money to every poor and unfortunate person they meet. At first everything goes according to plan as they disdainfully “share the joy” with their shocked “neighbors” while documenting the event via cellphone. They encounter those, however, who refuse the strange gift – and others who end up offending the irresponsible strangers. More