Mani Haghighi

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Mani Haghighi
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Born Mani Haghighi
(1969-05-04) May 4, 1969 (age 46)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Appleby College
McGill University
Trent University
University of Guelph
Occupation Film director, film actor, film writer
Years active 2003–present
Notable work About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday
Relatives Nemat Haghighi (Father)
Lili Golestan (Mother)
Ebrahim Golestan (Grandfather)
Fakhri Golestan (Grandmother)
Kaveh Golestan (Uncle)
Mehrak Golestan (Cousin)

Mani Haghighi (born 4 May 1969 in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker, screen writer and actor. He is the grandson of the writer and filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan.


Haghighi was educated at Appleby College, Ontario, then received a B.A. in philosophy, from McGill University, 1991, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Guelph, 1997 and an M.A. in cultural studies from Trent University, 2000.


His second feature film, Men at Work, is considered a notable contribution to Iranian cinema as well as world cinema. Its enigmatic comedy is akin to Monty Python, and its most basic elements align it with Looney Tunes, and yet despite its absurdity Men at Work feels completely real and reasonable. Interestingly, Men at Work began as an idea conceived by Abbas Kiarostami, the eminent Iranian filmmaker who has, through his work, all but defined his country's place in world cinema.[1]


  • Abadan (2003)
  • Men at Work (Kargaran Mashghoole karand, 2006)
  • Hamoon Bazha (2007)
  • Canaan (Can'an, 2007)
  • Modest Reception (2012) won the NETPAC Prize for Best Asian Film at the 2012 Berlinale.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tribeca Review: 'Men at Work' - Cinematical
  2. ^ "A Modest Reception". Freer and Sackler Galleries. Retrieved 4 January 2013.