Kambuzia Partovi

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کامبوزیا پرتوی
Kambuzia Partovi
Kamboziya Partovi.jpg
Partovi in Berlin, Germany, February 2013
Born Kambuzia Partovi
(1955-11-11) November 11, 1955 (age 59)
Rasht, Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1988–present
Known for Café Transit
Spouse(s) Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee
(m. 1980)
Awards FIPRESCI Prize (2006)

Kambuzia Partovi (also spelt Kambozia Partovi, born 11 November 1955 in Rasht) is an Iranian film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Rasht, Iran on the Caspian Sea. After studying theater arts in school he wrote mainly scripts for TV series. In 1988 he made his feature film debut Golnar.[1] His 2007 film Café Transit was selected by Iran as its candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also written screenplays for other directors, most notably Jafar Panahi's The Circle. Partovi trained and supported many Iranian artists and film makers, most notably Bahman Ghobadi. In 2013 he acted in and co-directed Closed Curtain with Panahi.


  • 1988 Golnar
  • 1990 The Singer Cat
  • 1991 The Fish
  • 1992 Bazi-e bozorgan
  • 1994 The Legend of Two Sisters
  • 1997 Naneh Lala va bacheharesh
  • 2005 Café Transit
  • 2013 Closed Curtain (co-directed with Jafar Panahi)

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  1. ^ "Pardé". berlinale. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

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