Nasser Taghvai

Nasser Taghvai

Director, Writer

BIO

Naser Taghvai is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Naser Taghvai was born in Abadan, Iran. After early experiences as a story writer, he began filming documentaries in 1967. He made his debut, Tranquility in the Presence of Others, in 1970 and gained the attention of Iranian critics. He became famous by directing the TV series My Uncle Napoleon. His concern for the ethnography and atmosphere of southern Iran is notable in his films. Most of his works have been based on novels. Captain Khorshid is an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not, which won the third prize at the 48th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 1988. In 1999 he directed a segment of the film Tales of Kish, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Place of birth

Iran

Known for

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Naankhor-haye bisavadi

A documentary about people who make their living by writing letters for illiterate people Read more

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Panjshanbe Bazaar-e Minaab

Short documentary about the Thursday-bazaar of Minaab, a small city in South of Iran Read more

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The Barbershop of Sun

A short documentary about traveling barbers and their job and their costumers in Tehran Read more

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Pish

Short documentary Read more

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Arba'een

Short ethnographic documentray about Arba'een, a Shia Muslim religious observance Read more