Abdolreza Kahani

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Abdolreza Kahani
Born 1973[1]
Nishapur, Khorasan, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater University of Tehran (M.A.)
University of Arak (B.A.)
Occupation Director & Screenwriter
Spouse(s) Shima Monfared

Abdolreza Kahani(Persian: عبدالرضا کاهانی‎‎) born in 1973 is an Iranian filmmaker. He made his first short film, The Smile in 1988 and then he got his ba in Acting at Tehran Azad University and his MA in Directing at Tehran University. He made his first feature film, Dance with the Moon in 2003. In 2009, Kahani's film Twenty won the Special Jury Prize and the Prize of Ecumenical Jury at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film observes a small band of employees trying to save a depressed Iranian banquet hall which the owner has decided to close in 20 days.[2]

Filmography as director[edit]

Year English title Original title Transliteration Award
2002 Travellers Of Need (Documentary) مسافران نیاز Mosaferan Niaz
2003 Wind To Hands (Documentary) باد به دستان Baad Be Dastan
2004 Dance with the Moon رقص با ماه Raghs Ba Mah
2005 Crueltyville (Documentary) ظلم آباد Zolm Abad
2007 Adam آدم Adam
2008 Over There آن جا An Ja Golden Alexander Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2008
2009 Twenty بیست Bist Special Prize of the Jury Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009
Honorary Diploma Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2009
Silver Award Damascus International Film Festival 2009
2010 Nothing هیچ Hich Audience Award Yerevan International Film Festival 2010
2011 Absolutely Tame Is a Horse اسب حیوان نجیبی است Asb Heyvan Najibi Ast Special Jury Award Celebration of Iranian Cinema Critics 2011
2012 By No Reason بی خود و بی جهت Bikhod & Bi Jahat Best Film of the Year Look Critics and Writers Film Magazine 2012
2014 We Have Got Time On a le temps Vaght Darim Hala

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  1. ^ Abdolreza Kahani at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Tizard, Will (Jul 12, 2009). "'Twenty' tops Karlovy Vary". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-13.