Mani Haghighi

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Mani Haghighi
Mani Haghighi in Fajr Film Festival.jpg
Mani Haghighi in Fajr Film Festival, 10 February 2016
Born (1969-05-04) 4 May 1969 (age 50)
Alma materAppleby College
McGill University
Trent University
University of Guelph
OccupationFilm director, film actor, film writer
Years active2003–present
Notable work
About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday
Parent(s)Nemat Haghighi (father)
Lili Golestan (mother)
FamilyEbrahim Golestan (grandfather)
Kaveh Golestan (uncle)
Mehrak Golestan (cousin)

Mani Haghighi (born 4 May 1969) is an Iranian filmmaker, screenwriter 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. 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]


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

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