STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,518 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Samira Makhmalbaf? Add or change photos

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 people
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 30 people
created 13 Jan 2011
 
a list of 6 people
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 25 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 40 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Samira Makhmalbaf.

User Polls

16 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (5 credits)
 2002 September 11 (segment "God, Construction and Destruction")
 2000 Blackboards
 1998 The Apple
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Actress (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Samireh Makhmalbaf
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Member of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004 See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Blackboards lookinyourself
Amazing filmmaker! New film in 2012? Maybe 2013? Koyaanisqatsi4
Discuss Samira Makhmalbaf on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page