May 4, 1969
|Alma mater||Appleby College
University of Guelph
|Occupation||Film director, film actor, film writer|
|Notable work(s)||About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday|
|Relatives||Nemat Haghighi (Father)
Lili Golestan (Mother)
Ebrahim Golestan (Grandfather)
Fakhri Golestan (Grandmother)
Kaveh Golestan (Uncle)
Mehrak Golestan (Cousin)
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 the Iranian cinema as well as world cinema. Its enigmatic comedy is akin to something out of 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.
- 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.
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