Mohsen Amiryoussefi

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Mohsen Amiryoussefi
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Born (1972-02-24) February 24, 1972 (age 51)
Abadan, Iran
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
Mohsen Amiryoussefi - 2019

Mohsen Amiryousefi (Persian: محسن امیریوسفی, born 1972) is an Iranian director and screenwriter. A graduate in mathematics from Isfahan University, he completed his first short film in 1997 based on a story by Franz Kafka, after writing several screenplays for both screen and stage.[1]

Mohsen Amiryoussefi first came to prominence with his 2004 black comedy “Bitter Dream,” about a funeral director. He took home the Camera d’Or at that year’s Cannes Film Festival 2004 as well as generous critical acclaim. Amiryoussefi belongs to the third generation of "Iranian New Wave".[2]


He has received international awards for his critically acclaimed movies Khab- talkh and Atashkar.[3]

Year Festival Award Nominated Work Result
2004 Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or Khab-e talkh Won
2004 Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo Khab-e talkh Nominated
2004 Thessaloniki Film Festival Audience Award Khab-e talkh Won
2004 Thessaloniki Film Festival Golden Alexander Khab-e talkh Won
2005 Mar del Plata Film Festival Special Jury Award Khab-e talkh Won
2005 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Film Khab-e talkh Nominated
2009 Montréal World Film Festival Innovation Award Atashkar Won
2009 Montréal World Film Festival Grand Prix des Amériques Atashkar Nominated


  • Khab-e talkh or Bitter Dream (2004)[4]
  • Atashkar or Fire Keeper (2009)
  • Ashghal haye Doost Dashtani or Lovely Trashes (2012)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography of Mohsen Amiryoussefi". IMDb.
  2. ^ Rising talent on Iranian Scene - Entertainment News, International News, Media - Variety
  3. ^ "List of awards received by Mohsen Amiryoussefi". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Filmography of Mohsen Amiryoussefi". IMDb.

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