Camera, Film, & Tape
Directed the documentary "Venice 70: Future Reloaded"
Directed the acclaimed "Certified Copy," which was in competition for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
Exhibit of photographs featured at NYC's Andrea Rosen Gallery
Wrote, directed and edited "The Wind Will Carry Us/Le vent nous emportera"
"Ta'm e Guilass/Taste of Cherry" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes
Contributed to two group projects: "A Propos de Nice, La Suite", a tribute to the French filmmaker Jean Vigo who died at age 29, and "Lumiere and Company", featuring 39 international directors' work with the original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock
Wrote the script for former assistant Jafar Panahi's "The White Baloon", which won the Camera d'Or at Cannes
Third film of trilogy, "Through the Olive Trees", was his first film to gain major notice in the states
Second film of trilogy, "And Life Goes On", was a documentary-like fictional tale of the filmmaker and his son searching to see if his actors had survived the earthquake; won the Rossellini prize at Cannes
The most famous of his documentaries, "Close-Up", depicted the trial of a poor man who gained illicit entree into the upper classes by posing as a famous film director
Locarno Film Festival screened "Where Is the Friend's House?", introducing him to a European audience
Third dramatic feature and first since the revolution, "Where Is the Friend's House?", told a simple tale of a rural boy trying to return a friend's notebook after school; eventually became the first film of a trilogy inspired by a 1989 earthquake that de
His 53-minute documentary "Case No 1, Case No 2" condemned highschoolers who ratted on their neighbors; confused officials of the new Islamic regime first gave it an award, then banned it; also made without Institute money
Second feature, "The Report"; made outside the Institute's auspices
First feature, "The Traveler"
Directed first short film, "Bread and Alley"
Supported himself by working as a traffic policeman while attending the University of Tehran School of Fine Arts.
Worked for several years as a graphic designer.
Shot roughly 150 commercials for Iranian television during the early '60s.
Was invited to help found the cinema department of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran, Iran.