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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Massoud Bakhshi

Born in Teheran, Massoud Bakhshi worked in Iran as a film critic, screenwriter and producer from 1990 to 1998. He then made 10 documentaries and a short film which won national and international prizes, including 3 Best Director prizes, 2 Best Film prizes for Teheran Has No More Pomegranates. His short film Bag Dad Bar Ber selected at Locarno won the Best Fiction prize at Tampere. A respectable family, shot in Iran, is his first feature film.