Loqhman Khaledi

Loqhman Khaledi



Loghman Khaledi is an Iranian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Tehran in 1979 to a family of filmmakers. He began his career at the age of 17, working as a production assistant on several films.

After completing his studies at Tehran's prestigious Art University, Khaledi directed his first feature film, 'The Day I Became a Woman', in 2000. The film won numerous awards, including the International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, and the Golden Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Khaledi's next film, 'The Circle', was released in 2001. It was an international success, winning the Grand Prix at the Berlin Film Festival. Following this, Khaledi directed several more films, including 'Offside' (2006), 'The Song of Sparrows' (2008), and 'My Tehran for Sale' (2009). All of these films were highly acclaimed, and won several awards at international film festivals.

In addition to his work as a director, Khaledi has also served as a producer on several films. He produced the critically acclaimed 'A Separation' (2011), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also produced 'Taxi' (2015), which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Khaledi is a passionate advocate for the arts, and has spoken out about the importance of independent filmmaking in Iran. He has also emphasized the need for Iranian filmmakers to tell stories that reflect the realities of everyday life in Iran.

In recognition of his work, Khaledi has received numerous awards, including the Iranian Academy Awards for Best Director (2009) and Best Film (2015). In 2019, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming the first Iranian to become a member.

Loghman Khaledi is an influential figure in Iranian cinema, and his films have been highly acclaimed internationally. He continues to be a passionate advocate for independent filmmaking, and is respected throughout the world for his work.

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