Majid Majidi biography
Date of Birth: 1959
Teheran born Majidi grew up in a middle class Iranian family. By the time
he was 14, he started acting in amateur theatre groups which led him to
study at the Institute of Dramatic Art in Teheran.
After the Islamic
revolution in 1978, his interest in cinema brought him to act in various
films, such as Boycott (1985).
By 1992, Majidi made his debut as a director and screenwriter with the
feature Baduk (1992), which was presented at the Quinzaine of Cannes and won
several awards nationwide.
Since then, he has written and directed several
films that have won worldwide recognitions, most notably Children of Heaven
(1997) that won the "Best Picture" at Montreal International Film Festival
and nominated for best foreign film at the Oscar Academy Awards.
was soon followed by another success, The Color of Paradise (1999) which
also won the Best Picture award at Montreal International Film Festival, and
Baran (2001) which won seven major awards at the Teheran International film
Festival and the Best Picture award at the 25th Montreal International Film
Majid Majidi Filmography