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 62)
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) (Persian: کامبوزیا پرتوی‎) 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 with Golnar.[1] His 2007 film Café Transit, which received the special mention at Mar del Plata film festival, was selected by Iran as its candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

He has written screenplays for other directors, most notably Jafar Panahi's The Circle. In 2013 he acted in and co-directed Closed Curtain with Panahi.

Partovi has trained and supported many Iranian artists and film makers, most notably Bahman Ghobadi.




Awards and honors[edit]

  • UNICEF Award (1989)
  • FIPRESCI Prize (2006)
  • Special Mention at Mar del Plata film festival (2006)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pardé" (PDF). berlinale. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

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