Hamideh Razavi is an Iranian film director and producer. She was born in Tehran in 1979 and grew up in a middle-class family in the city. As a child, she was exposed to a variety of arts, including music and theatre, which fostered her interest in storytelling. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Tehran, where she studied filmmaking.
In 2002, Razavi released her first feature film, “Mourning”, which focused on the hardships of a rural family living in poverty. The film was a critical success and won the Special Jury Prize at the Fajr International Film Festival. Following this success, she released her second feature film, “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream”, which explored the lives of young women living in the city. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and also won multiple awards at the Fajr International Film Festival.
In 2006, Razavi released her third feature film, “The Red Ribbon”, which explored the lives of Iranian women and their struggle for freedom and equality. The film was widely acclaimed and was awarded the Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr International Film Festival. In 2008, she released her fourth feature film, “The Wind Blows Everywhere”, which focused on the lives of a poor rural family living in an isolated village. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Fajr International Film Festival.
Razavi has directed and produced a number of documentaries, including “The Road to Freedom” which focused on the struggles of women in Iran, “The Journey of the Soul” which explored the history of Iranian music, and “The Way of the Kurds” which highlighted the plight of the Kurdish people in Iran. Razavi has also served as a jury member at a variety of film festivals, including the Fajr International Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.
Razavi’s films have been screened at numerous international film festivals and have received numerous awards. She has become one of the most influential directors in Iranian cinema and has paved the way for other female filmmakers in Iran. Her work has been praised for its authenticity, its focus on social issues, and its powerful message.