Reza Dormishian

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رضا درمیشیان
Reza Dormishian
نشست میرحسین موسوی با هنرمندان 01.jpg
Reza Dormishian With Darioush Mehrjoui
Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 41)
Tehran, Iran
Screen writer
Years active1996–present

Reza Dormishian (Persian: رضا درمیشیان) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has worked as assistant director with notable directors such as Dariush Mehrjui, Fereydoun Jeyrani, and Alireza Davood Nejad.[1]


He started writing as a film critic in 1997 for several newspapers. He later worked as an executive editor for cinema books and magazines. He was an assistant to some prestigious Iranian filmmakers, including Dariush Mehrjui and Alireza Davood Nejad. He has also worked as a screenwriter. He started making short films and documentaries in 2002.

Hatred was his first feature film, produced independently in Istanbul. Hatred displays the frenzied love and hatred and two accounts from two phases in the life of an Iranian refugee couple in Istanbul, Turkey. The film was received well by critics and cinema writers and the Iranian critics gave it three awards (Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing). Although Hatred was censored to be screened in Iran, it was screened and praised in various festivals such as the Competition Section of the 36th Montreal World Film Festival in Canada, Competition Section of the 28th Warsaw Film Festival in Poland, and Competition Section of the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland.

His second feature, I’m not angry!, was the most controversial film of the Iranian cinema in 2014. This social drama criticizes the Ahmadinejad era, and it was the only Iranian film present in the Panorama Section of 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] I’m not angry! was screened in the 32nd Fajr Film Festival while 15 minutes of it had been censored, and it was faced with warm welcome by the audience and grave opposition by extremist groups, to the extent that the cinema authorities stopped its screening. As the hardliners and extremists were going to attack the closing ceremony of the festival with 15 buses of their men, the festival authorities forced Reza Dormishian not to receive his awards and to withdraw his film from the festival, and they announced in the closing ceremony that Reza Dormishian had waived his awards to maintain calmness in the Iranian cinema. The jury members, however, revealed the next day that the awards had indeed belonged to I’m not angry! and that Dormishian had agreed to resignation under pressure.

Screening of I’m not angry! in Iran has been banned since then.


Year English Title Original Title Director Screen writer Producer Directing Advisor First Assistant Dierctor Assistant Director Line Producer Year of Released Note
2019 LA minor[3] LA-minor YES
2018 No Choice[4] Majbourim YES YES YES 2020 Tokyo International Film Festival, “No Choice” by Reza Dormishian is an entry to the Tokyo Premiere section.[5]
2017 White Chairs[6][7] Yavashaki YES 2017 Premiered at the 41st International Sao Paulo Film Festival
2016 Lantouri Lantouri YES YES YES
2014 I'm not Angry! Asabani Nistam! YES YES YES
2013 Good to Be Back Che Khoobe Ke Bargashti YES
2012 Hatred Boqz YES YES
2012 I Am a Mother Man Mathar Hastam YES YES
2012 Orange Suit Narenji Poosh YES
2010 Fairy Tale[8] Gheseye Pariya YES
2010 Pamenar Pamenar YES YES YES Short Film
2010 Tehran, Tehran[9] Tehran, Tehran YES
2007 Magician Jadougar YES YES YES Documentary
2007 Parkway Parkway YES
2007 The Music Man Santouri YES
2006 Being a Star [10] Setareh Misahavad YES
2006 Persian Carpet [11][12] Farsh-e Irani YES Documentary,

the segment: 'The Carpet and the Angel'.

2005 Salad-e Fasl Salad-e Fasl YES
2004 Stars 3: Was a Star[13] Setareh Bood YES
2003 Meeting the Parrot[14] Molaghat ba Tooti YES


  1. ^ "Reza Dormishian". Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Asabani Nistam! | I'm not Angry!".
  3. ^ Mehrjui, Dariush, La minor, Ali Nassirian, Siamak Ansari, Mehrdad Sedighian, Bita Farahi, retrieved October 24, 2020
  4. ^ "【No Choice】| 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival(2020)". Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Three Iranian films to compete in Tokyo International Film Festival". Tehran Times. September 29, 2020. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  6. ^ "Brazil premieres Iran 'White Chairs'". ifilm-آیفیلم. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  7. ^ "Dormishian's 'White Chairs' Depicts People United in Tragedy". Financial Tribune. November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  8. ^ Jeyrani, Fereydoun (June 15, 2011), Gheseye Pariya (Drama, Romance), Mostafa Zamani, Mahnaz Afshar, Baran Kosari, Bijan Emkanian, Hedayat Film, retrieved October 24, 2020
  9. ^ Karampour, Mehdi; Mehrjui, Dariush (October 8, 2010), Tehran, Tehran (Drama), Ali Abedini, Katayun Amir Ebrahimi, Daryoush Anbarestani, Borzou Arjmand, retrieved October 24, 2020
  10. ^ Jeyrani, Fereydoun, Setareh Mishavad (Drama), Ezzatolah Entezami, Amin Hayayee, Ahu Kheradmand, Andishe Fooladvand, Siran Film, retrieved October 24, 2020
  11. ^ Afkhami, Behruz; Banietemad, Rakhshan; Beizai, Bahram; Dad, Seifollah; Farmanara, Bahman; Honarmand, Mohamad Reza; Kiarostami, Abbas; Majidi, Majid; Mehrjui, Dariush (May 21, 2007), Persian Carpet (Documentary), Ramzali Dadvar, Sadegh Damyar, Hossein Eskandari, Yoones Farzaneh, National Iranian Carpet Center, Farabi Cinema Foundation, retrieved October 24, 2020
  12. ^ Persian Carpet (2007), retrieved October 24, 2020
  13. ^ Jeyrani, Fereydoun, Setareh Bood (Drama), Khosro Shakibai, Andishe Fooladvand, Amin Hayayee, Morteza Ahmadi, Siran Film, retrieved October 24, 2020
  14. ^ Davoudnejad, Alireza, Molaghat ba tooti (Drama), Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mahtab Keramati, Mitra Hajjar, Mahaya Petrossian, retrieved October 24, 2020

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