Azar Saiyar

Azar Saiyar



Azar Saiyar is a renowned Iranian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed numerous feature films, TV shows, and short films. His films have been nominated for and won awards at multiple international film festivals.

Born in Tehran in 1972, Azar grew up in a creative environment. His father was a writer, and his mother an artist. He was inspired to pursue a career in the arts from a young age. Azar began his studies in film production at Tehran University, graduating with an honours degree in 1995.

Azar’s first feature film, ‘The Penalty’, was released in 2001. The film, set in post-revolutionary Iran, tells the story of two prisoners and their struggle for survival. It was a critical and commercial success, garnering awards at film festivals around the world.

In subsequent years, Azar continued to direct award-winning films, including ‘The Secret of the Rose’ (2003), ‘The Last White Camel’ (2005), and ‘Return to the Land of Giants’ (2007). He also directed numerous TV series, such as ‘The Hidden Face’ (2011) and ‘Time Trap’ (2016).

Azar’s films have been praised for their blend of realism and surrealism, as well as their ability to capture the nuances of life in contemporary Iran. In 2011, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for his film ‘A Separation’.

Azar has also written and directed several short films, including ‘Mosquito’ (2016) and ‘The Persian Cat’ (2018). In addition, he has produced several feature films, including ‘Lonely Rocks’ (2014) and ‘The House in the Woods’ (2016).

Azar’s films have been praised for their originality and their ability to capture the spirit of contemporary Iranian culture. His latest film, ‘The Land of the Wind’, is set to be released in 2020. It promises to be yet another captivating and thought-provoking cinematic experience from this acclaimed director.

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