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Date of birth
23 January 1942, Teheran, Iran
Director | screenwriter | producer
Selected filmography of
Bahman Farmanara (January 23rd, 1942, Teheran, Iran)
Born in Tehran in 1942. Graduated from London School of Music and Dramatic Arts and University of Southern California in film direction.
Collaborated in film magazines during his university days. After his return to Iran in 1966, he began to work at the English-language newspaper, Tehran Journal.
In 1967 he began a 3-year collaboration with the National Television as a writer and anchor of programs on cinema.
His collaboration with the television provided the opportunity to direct in 1971 the short film Nourooz and Caviar.
He began his professional career in cinema with the film Qamar Khanom's House which was made after the successful airing of a T.V. series of the same title.
From 1973 he was in charge of the Film Industry Development Corporation of Iran.
In 1980 he moved to France, and later, in 1981, to Canada. In Vancouver he organized a Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults which he ran for the first two years.
In 1984 he set up a film distribution company in Canada called the Cinema Circle of Canada. In recent years he has been teaching at the College of Cinema and Theater.
Short Films: (As director)
1971 Nourooz and Caviar
1972 The Tehran Old and the New (also writer)
Feature Films: (As director)
1972 Qamar Khanom's House
1974 Prince Ehtejab (also co-writer, winner of the Grand Prize at the 3rd Tehran International Film Festival, 1974)
1978 Tall Shadows of the Wind (also writer, producer)
2000 Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine
2001 A House Built on Water
2005 A Little Kiss
2008 The familiar soil
1976 The Divine One
1976 The chess game of the Wind
1977 F For the Fake (coproduction with France)
1976-79 Desert of Tatars (coproduction with France & Italy)
1978 The Report, The Crow, The Other Side of Wind (coproduction with France)
1978 The Night Never Ends (Dar Emtedad Shab, By Parviz Sayad)
1978 Tall Shadows Of The wind (Saye Haye Bolnd-e Baad)
1990 Leolo (By Jean Claude Lauzon)
2002 A House Built On Water (Khaneii Rooye Aab)
Earthbound | Khak-Ashna (2008)
A Little Kiss - Yek Boos-e Koochooloo (2005)
A House Built On Water | Khanei ruye ab (2002)
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine - Booye Kafoor, Atre Yas (2000)
Sayehaye bolande bad - Tall Shadows Of The Wind (1979)
Prince Ehtejab - Shazdeh Ehtejab (1974)
The House Of Qamar Khanoum - Khaneye Ghamar khanoum (1972)
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