Sattar Chamani Gol (born in 1968) is an Iranian director who has made a name for himself with his bold and visionary approach to filmmaking. He is best known for his visually stunning films that explore the harsh realities of life in Iran. His films often tackle subjects such as poverty, corruption, drug addiction, and gender inequality.
Gol was born in Tehran, Iran, and graduated from the Tehran Technical College with a degree in film direction in 1993. He began his career as an assistant director on the television series ‘The Persian Carpet’ and went on to direct several short films. His feature film debut was ‘A Long Goodbye’, which won the Best Director Award at the Tehran International Film Festival in 1998.
Gol has since directed several critically acclaimed films, including ‘The Blue-Veiled’ (2000), ‘The Lost Time’ (2003), ‘The Man Who Became a Tree’ (2006), ‘The White Meadows’ (2009), ‘The Silence’ (2011), and ‘The Day I Became a Woman’ (2012). These films have earned him numerous accolades including the Fajr Film Festival Best Director Award (twice) and the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear Award.
Gol’s films often tackle difficult topics such as poverty, gender inequality, and drug addiction. He has a unique visual style that combines elements of realism and fantasy. His films often feature long takes and slow camera movements, as well as surreal imagery and dreamlike sequences. His films often feature strong female characters, and he has been praised for his nuanced understanding of gender roles in Iran.
Gol is also a professor at the Tehran University of Art. He has lectured extensively at various film festivals, including the Tehran International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. He has also served as a jury member at several film festivals, including the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Gol has become one of the most respected directors in Iran. His films have been praised for their artistry and their thought-provoking examination of social and political issues. His work has been celebrated for its bold visual style and its ability to capture the complexities of life in Iran.