List of Iranian films of the 2000s

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A list of films produced in Iran ordered by year of release in the 2000s. For an alphabetical list of Iranian films, see Category:Iranian films

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Actors Genre Notability
2000 ...Va man dar khoshbakhti-e shirin be donya amadam! (aka ...and I was born to sweet delight!) Kiarash Anvari Short film Official selection in international competition section of 48th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Blackboards Samira Makhmalbaf Drama Entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
The Circle Jafar Panahi Drama Won Golden Lion at Venice
The Day I Became a Woman Marzieh Meshkini Drama
Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine Bahman Farmanara Bahman Farmanara Drama
A Time for Drunken Horses Bahman Ghobadi Drama Won Caméra d'Or at Cannes
Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Won Caméra d'Or at Cannes
2001 ABC Africa Abbas Kiarostami Documentary Screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Baran Majid Majidi Hossein Abedini Drama Won the Freedom of Expression Award at the National Board of Review (USA)
Kandahar Mohsen Makhmalbaf Nelofer Pazira Drama Won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Raye makhfi Babak Payami Comedy
Under the Skin of the City Rakhshan Bani-E'temad Entered into the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival
2002 Barefoot to Herat Majid Majidi Documentary Won FIPERSCI Prize
Marooned in Iraq Bahman Ghobadi Documentary Drama Won François Chalais Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Noora Mahmoud Shoolizadeh Drama / Fiction film Won Best Film award of Taormina Film Festival in Italy
Ten Abbas Kiarostami Documentary Drama Entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
To Stay Alive Dariush Mehrjui Screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Unruled Paper Nasser Taghvai Khosrow Shakibai, Hadyeh Tehrani, Jamileh Sheikhi, Jamshid Mashayekhi
2003 Abadan Mani Haghighi Shahrokh Foroutanian, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Hedieh Tehrani Drama
Crimson Gold Jafar Panahi Drama Screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami
Dancing in the Dust Asghar Farhadi Entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival
Five Abbas Kiarostami Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
At Five in the Afternoon Samira Makhmalbaf Premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival
First film shot in Kabul after invasion
To Have or Not to Have Niki Karimi Documentary Niki Karimi's directional debut
2004 20 Fingers Mania Akbari Bijan Daneshmand Drama Shot in several long takes on a DV camera
Duel Ahmad Reza Darvish Pejman Bazeghi Drama / War Biggest budget in the history of the cinema of Iran
Marmoulak Kamal Tabrizi Parviz Parastui Comedy
Mehman-e Maman Dariush Mehrjui Golab Adine, Amin Hayai Comedy / Drama Written by Houshang Moradi Kermani
10 on Ten Abbas Kiarostami Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Turtles Can Fly Bahman Ghobadi Drama / War The first film made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein
Won Golden Seashell at San Sebastian International Film Festival
2005 Dame sobh Hamid Rahmanian Hossein Yari Drama award-winning
Maxx Saman Moghaddam Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, Pegah Ahangarani Musical comedy
One Night Niki Karimi Drama Nominated for Prix un certain regard at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
Requiem of Snow Jamil Rostami Drama The first film to represent Iraq in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars
So Close, So Far Reza Mirkarimi Drama Won Crystal Simorgh for the Best Film at the 24th Fajr Film Festival
Selected to represent Iran in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars
Tickets Abbas Kiarostami
Ken Loach
Ermanno Olmi
Comedy / Drama
The Willow Tree Majid Majidi Parviz Parastui Drama
Left Foot Forward on the Beat Kazem Ma'asoumi Entered into the 27th Moscow International Film Festival
2006 A Few Days Later Niki Karimi Drama Script won the Rotterdam festival's Hubert Bals Fund
Offside Jafar Panahi Comedy/Drama/Sport Won Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival
2007 Ekhrajiha Masoud Dehnamaki Akbar Abdi Comedy / War Highest grossing Iranian movie of all time
The Night Bus Kiomars Pourahmad Khosrow Shakibai, Mehrdad Sedighian, Mohammad-Reza Foroutan War
SANTOURI The Music Man Dariush Mehrjui Bahram Radan Drama Crystal Simorgh Audience Award & Best Actor in a Leading Role ( Bahram Radan ) at Fajr Film Festival
2008 Football Under Cover David Assmann, Ayat Najafi Documentary
As Simple as That Reza Mirkarimi Won the Golden George at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival
The Song of Sparrows Majid Majidi Reza Naji Drama
2009 No One Knows About Persian Cats Bahman Ghobadi Competing in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Tardid Varuzh Karim-Masihi Bahram Radan, Taraneh Alidoosti

Won Crystal Simorgh for Best Film in 27th Fajr Film Festival

About Elly Asghar Farhadi Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini Drama Iran's official selection to compete at the 82nd Academy Awards in the field of Best Foreign Language Film. Won Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin film festival
The White Meadows Mohammad Rasoulof Mohammad Shirvani Drama Asia/Africa Special Jury Prize for Feature Film and Muhr AsiaAfrica Award for Best Actor (Hassan Pourshirazi) at Dubai International Film Festival, Golden Seashell Award at San Sebastián International Film Festival

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