Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Actor, Director, Writer, Editor

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Mohsen Mäxmälbaf, born May 29, 1957) is an Iranian film director, writer, editor, and producer. During 2007 he was the president of Asian Film Academy.

Makhmalbaf's films have been widely presented in international film festivals in the past ten years. The multi-award-winning director, belongs to the new wave movement of Iranian cinema. Time magazine selected Makhmalbaf's 2001 film, Kandahar, as one of top 100 films of all time. In 2006, he was a member of the Jury at the Venice film festival.

Makhmalbaf left Iran in 2005 shortly after the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and now lives in Paris. As of June 12, 2009, and following the events of the 2009 Iranian presidential election, Mohsen Makhmalbaf has claimed that he has been appointed the official spokesman of Mir-Hossein Moussavi's campaign abroad.

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Birthday

May 29, 1957

Place of birth

Tehran, Iran

Known for

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Joy of Madness

Documentary showing the backstage of production of Samira Makhmalbaf's film Panj É Asr(At Five in... Read more

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Stardust Stricken - Mohsen Makhmalbaf: A Portrait

Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf claims to have never seen a movie before making his first film. Doubtf... Read more

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Salaam Cinema

Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. Ho... Read more

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Daddy's School

It is a story of a unique family in the world; A documentary on how a former political imprisone... Read more

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Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution

Today Iranian cinema is one of the most highly regarded national cinemas in the world, regularly ... Read more

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Close-Up

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on c... Read more

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Afghan Alphabet

Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their lif... Read more