Kiumars Pourahmad

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Kiumars Pourahmad
Kiumars Pourahmad at 34th Fajr.jpg
Pourahmad at the 34th Fajr Film Festival
Born (1949-12-16) December 16, 1949 (age 68)
Najaf Abad, Isfahan Province, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Film director
Years active 1979–present

Mehraneh Rabi

Effat Shamohammadi (1972-1989)
Children Pegah Pourahmad, Pardis Pourahmad, Maryam Pourahmad
Relatives Khodabakhsh Pourahmad (Father)
Parvin Dokht Yazdanian (Mother)

Kiumars Pourahmad (Persian: کیومرث پوراحمد‎, born December 16, 1949 in Najaf Abad, Isfahan, Iran) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, film editor and film producer.


Pourahmad started his career as a film critic and assistant director in a TV series in early 1970s. He made his directorial debut, Tatureh in 1983 after making some short films. Children and young adults with their problems are the central characters in most of his films. Recently, Pourahmad has shown a tendency toward mass audience and box office and his latest film, The Yalda Night, was a self-expression. Pourahmad recently published his autobiography, Unfinished Childhood.



  • Tatoureh, 1984
  • Bibi Chelchele, 1984
  • Goyar, 1987
  • The Harbour, 1988
  • Silent Hunt, 1989
  • The Shame 1992
  • The Morning After, 1992
  • Bread and Poem, 1993
  • For the Sake of Haniyeh 1994
  • Khaharan-e-gharib, 1995
  • Yalda Night, 2001
  • Gol-e yakh, 2005
  • Noke Borj, 2005
  • The Night Bus, 2007
  • Where Are My Shoes?, 2016


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