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Mohsen Makhmalbaf Poster

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Date of Birth 29 May 1957Tehran, Iran

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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.

Spouse (1)

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (? - present) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Retrospective at the Kerala International Film Festival, India.
Recepient of the Sergei Parajanov Award at Yerevan Film Festival (2006).
Being member of an underground Islamic militia group, he was shot and arrested while attempting to disarm a policeman at the age of 17.
Was raised by his single mother.
Between the age of 8 and 17, he had thirteen different jobs including bellboy and plains worker.
Resides in Kabul, Afghanistan with his family, taking charge of executing projects on education and hygiene.
Has written 27 books, some of them translated into 12 languages.
Formed the Makhmalbaf Film House to teach film (1996).

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