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Samira Makhmalbaf


Born in Tehran, Samira is the daughter of director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. She got her first taste of the cinema when she was eight, playing a cameo role as a little girl in her father's film The Cyclist (1987). After leaving school at 15 because she found the teachers incompetent, she began learning to make films, mostly by watching and assisting her ... See full bio »
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 2002 September 11 (segment "God, Construction and Destruction")
 2000 Blackboards
 1998 The Apple
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After my film "The Apple" many people questioned me about Iran. They wondered if Iran was really a country where thirteen-year-old girls could be locked up for eleven years and where an eighteen-year-old girl could have her first film at Cannes. I think Iranian women are like freshwater springs: the more pressure applied, the more force they show once they are freed.

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Sister of Hana Makhmalbaf See more »

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