Mohsen Makhmalbaf


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Mohsen Makhmalbaf is known as one of the most influential filmmakers and founders of the new wave of Iranian cinema in the world today. Many of his films like Salam Cinema, A Moment Of Innocence, Gabbeh, Kandahar and The President have been widely well received across the globe and have brought him over 50 international awards from the prestigious ... See full bio »

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Gabbeh Writer
(1996)
Kandahar Writer
(2001)
(2006)

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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 Secret Ballot (original idea)
 2001 Kandahar
 2000 Tales of an Island (segment "Testing Democracy")
 2000 Blackboards
 1999 Tales of Kish (segment "Door, The")
 1998 Madresei keh baad bord (Short) (writer)
 1998 The Silence (writer)
 1998 The Apple (writer)
 1996 Gabbeh
 1995 Hello Cinema (Documentary)
 1993 Images from the Ghajar Dynasty (Documentary short) (writer)
 1993 The Actor (writer)
 1990 Farmandar
 1989 Rajayi School
 1989 Marriage of the Blessed (writer)
 1989 The Cyclist
 1987 The Peddler (writer)
 1986 Boycott
 1986 Rings
 1983 Tobeh Nosuh (writer)
 1982 Marg Deegari
 1981 Justification
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From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it. See more »

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Formed the Makhmalbaf Film House to teach film (1996). See more »

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