Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Mohsen Abdolvahab

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Mohsen Abdolvahab

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad born 1954, Tehran.
Director, screenwriter, B.A. in film directing from Tehran Dramatic Arts University, she began her career as a documentary filmmaker for Iranian TV, and made her first feature film in 1987. There is a social attitude in her works and women play the leading role in most of them. Her films have been successful worldwide. She has been the winner of many international awards. She's been the member of jury at several international film festivals, and is now considered one of the best Iranian directors.

The Culture of Consumption (1979, doc.), Occupation of Migrant Peasants in City (1980, doc.), The War Economic Planning (1981, doc.), Centralization (1982, doc.), Off the Limits (1987), Canary Yellow (Zard-e Ghanari,1988), Foreign Currency (Pul-e Khareji,1989), Nargess (1991), The 1992 Report (1992, doc.), Spring to Spring (1993, doc.), Whom, You Show These Films To? (1994, doc.), The Blue Veiled (1994), The Last Visit With Iran Daftari (1995, doc.), Under the Skin of the City (1996, doc.), The May Lady (1998), Baran and the Native (1999), Under the Skin of the City (2000), Our Times (2002).

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Mohsen Abdolvahab

Mohsen Abdolvahab born 1957, Tehran
He is a graduate in Editing from the IRIB University. Began his cinematographic career in 1980, editing documentaries and feature films. During his career, he has edited over 30 films. He has also produced 23 short documentaries and feature documentaries on cultural and industrial subjects. He has won many national and international awards; his last documentary "The Wives of Haj Abbas" received the Silver Wolf at the Amsterdam Festival, 2001. His cooperation with Rakhshan Bani-Etemad started with "Nargess" and continued in all other works.

Filmography (selected)
Attempt (1989-1990, doc.), Village Sports (1993-1994, doc.), Ahvaz Steel (1996, doc.), Development Organization (1997-1998, doc.), Semnan Itinerary (1998, doc.), Isfarayen Chookheh-Wearers (1998, doc.), Searchers of Labor In Two Shots (1991 -1998, doc.), Lokh Mazar (2000, doc.), The Wives of Haj Abbas (2001, doc.), The Heritage of The Sun (2002, doc.).

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
Festival Coverage