Behrouz Nouranipour is an Iranian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Isfahan, Iran, on November 5, 1950. He graduated from Isfahan University of Technology with a degree in industrial engineering.
His first film was "The Shadows of the Wind" (1987), which was a huge success in Iran and gained international recognition. His next film, "The Mirror of Love" (1989), won several awards at numerous international film festivals. Nouranipour's other films include "The Sun of Life" (1992), "The Rose Garden" (1994), "Two Women in a Desert" (2000), and "The Crimson Gold" (2003).
Nouranipour is known for his unique style of storytelling, which often features strong female characters. His films often explore themes of love, family, and tradition, as well as social issues such as poverty and injustice. His films have been praised for their subtlety and realism.
Nouranipour has also produced and directed several documentaries, including "The Road to Nowhere" (2004) and "The Last Day" (2006). He also wrote and directed an award-winning television series, "The House of Silence" (2004).
In addition to his film work, Nouranipour has also written several books, including "The Short Course in Film Making" (2008) and "The Art of Film Making" (2009). He has also served as a professor of film making at several universities in Iran.
Nouranipour has won numerous awards for his work, including the Berlin International Film Festival's Grand Prize in 2000 and the Fajr International Film Festival's Best Director award in 2003. He was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2012.
Nouranipour's work has been praised both in Iran and abroad for its artistic quality and social relevance. He is considered one of the most influential and important filmmakers in Iranian cinema.