Milad Tangshir is an Iranian film director, born in Tehran on April 11, 1978. He is best known for his gripping and powerful stories, often exploring social and political issues.
Tangshir began his career as a documentarian, using the medium to explore the complex realities of Iranian society. His first feature length film, What Comes Around (2008), was a daring look into the lives of Iranian youth and their struggles against a repressive regime. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and went on to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
He followed this success with the 2012 comedy-drama, A Separation, which earned him numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.
In 2015, Tangshir directed the drama, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The film gained worldwide acclaim and was hailed as a “genre-bending” work that seamlessly blended horror and romance into an enthralling story. It was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
The following year, Tangshir released his most recent feature, The Salesman, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was praised for its nuanced approach to the complexities of Iranian society and gender roles.
Tangshir’s films have been praised for their compassionate approach to difficult subject matter, and for their complex and honest portrayals of human relationships. He is considered one of the most important and influential directors of Iranian cinema.
Tangshir currently lives in Tehran, where he continues to make films that explore the complexities of Iranian society. He has become an important voice in global cinema, and is dedicated to telling stories that are both honest and meaningful.