Firouzeh Khosrovani is a world-renowned Iranian filmmaker, director and writer. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1970, she attended Tehran University, majoring in film and cinema. After graduating, she went on to pursue filmmaking, receiving her Master’s degree in Cinematic Arts from the University of Tehran in 1997.
Firouzeh Khosrovani is best known for her critically acclaimed films, which are often focused on the plight of women in Iranian society. Her works often feature themes of social injustice, inequality, and oppression. Her first feature film, The Day I Became A Woman (2000), was an international success, and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 73rd Academy Awards. It was also the first Iranian film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2010, Khosrovani released her second feature film, Women Without Men, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival that same year. The film was inspired by Shahrnush Parsipur’s 1989 novel of the same name, and follows four women in Iran who are trying to escape oppressive circumstances.
Khosrovani’s other works include the short films The Music Man (2007) and The Last Step (2012). She is also the co-writer and co-director of the documentary film, My Stolen Revolution (2016), which chronicles the story of an Iranian woman who was part of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Khosrovani has won numerous awards for her work, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film for The Day I Became a Woman, the Human Rights Award from the International Human Rights Film Festival, and the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Women Without Men.
Despite the many challenges of making films in a repressive environment, Khosrovani continues to make films that explore the struggles of women in Iran. Her films have inspired countless individuals to take action and fight against injustice. Firouzeh Khosrovani is a true example of how one person can make a difference in the world through art.