Mohsen Amiryoussefi

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Mohsen Amiryoussefi
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Born (1972-02-24) February 24, 1972 (age 47)
Abadan, Iran
OccupationDirector, screenwriter

Mohsen Amiryoussefi (Persian: محسن امیریوسفی‎,born 1972) graduated with a degree in mathematics from Isfahan University. After writing several screenplays for both screen and stage, he completed his first short film in 1997, based on a story by Kafka.[1] Amiryoussefi first came to prominence with his 2004 black comedy “Bitter Dream,” about a funeral director. It took home the Camera d’Or at that year’s Cannes as well as generous critical acclaim. He 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".
  2. ^ Rising talent on Iranian Scene - Entertainment News, International News, Media - Variety
  3. ^ "List of awards received by Mohsen Amiryoussefi".
  4. ^ "Filmography of Mohsen Amiryoussefi".

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