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Dariush Mehrjui




Dariush Mehrjui

Dariush Mehrjui was born in 1940. After majoring in Philosophy at the UCLA in California, Mehrjui worked as the editor in chief for Pars Review publication in Los Angeles for a while. He returned to Iran in 1966 and made his debut in cinema with the commercial film “Diamond 33”. In 1969, he founded a new trend of cinema in Iran with “The Cow”, which turned to be an extremely popular and well received movie. In 1989, Mehrjui portrayed the Iranian intellectual life in “Hamoun”, a film that received rave reviews from film critics, and was also loved by the general audience. The movie was later chosen as the audience favorite in many polls.

During the 40 years of his filmmaking career as a director and screen writer, Mehrjui has made 20 feature films and a number of shorts. His films have been screened in numerous festivals and cultural events in all five continents, and won several awards. Mehrjui’s love for literature shows itself in his works; one common feature of his films is that they are mostly inspired by literary works. 

 

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