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Majid Majidi

February 17, 2012

Majid Majidi

Majid Majidi
Majid majidi was born in the city of the Tehran in Iran on April 17, 1959. Hailing from a middle class family, he took to acting in theatre and films from the age of 14. Some of his most notable works an actor include Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Boycott and Ali Azghar Shadaravan’s Teen baran.

Majid debuted as a director and screenwriter with Baduk in 1992. The film was based on the theme of child slavery and won awards at the 1oth. Annual Film Fare Festival. It was even Presented at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. The director shot to fame with Children of Heaven -1997, which won the Best picture award at the Mantreal International Film Festival and was nominated under the best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards, the only Iranian film to make it to the Oscars.

The Iranian filmmaker has several other movies to his credit, including The Color of Paradise, Baran and The Willow Tree. For his efforts in cinema, Majidi was conferred the Douglas Sirk Award in 2001 and the Amici Vittorio de Sica Award in 2003.

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