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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf was born on May 29, 1957 in Tehran, Iran. He is a writer and editor, known for Kandahar (2001), Gabbeh (1996) and A Moment of Innocence (1996). He is married to Marzieh Makhmalbaf. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2014 The President
 2012 The Gardener (Documentary) (writer)
 2011 Mother's Paradise (screenplay)
 2009 The Man Who Came with the Snow (screenplay)
 2008 Two-Legged Horse (writer)
 2005 The Chair (Short)
 2003 At Five in the Afternoon (novel)
 2002 The Afghan Alphabet (Documentary)
 2001 Kandahar
 2000 Tales of an Island (segment "Testing Democracy")
 2000 Blackboards
 1999 Ghessé hayé kish (segment "Door, The")
 1998 The Silence (writer)
 1998 The Apple (writer)
 1998 Madresei keh baad bord (Short) (writer)
 1996 Gabbeh
 1995 Salaam Cinema (Documentary)
 1993 Images from the Ghajar Dynasty (Short) (writer)
 1993 The Actor (writer)
 1990 Farmandar
 1989 Arousi-ye Khouban (writer)
 1989 Rajayi School
 1989 The Peddler (writer)
 1987 The Cyclist
 1985 Boycott
 1985 Zangha
 1984 Este'aze
 1983 Tobeh Nosuh (writer)
 1982 Marg Deegari
 1981 Towjeeh
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In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days, and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film. But you can't say that it's 100% true, because there are places where I've been intrusive and interfered. See more »


Resides in Kabul, Afghanistan with his family, taking charge of executing projects on education and hygiene. See more »

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