Experts :

Amir NADERI
(Director)


Born in Abadan, Iran in 1945. After being involved in filmmaking as a still photographer, projectionist and assistant director, he made his directorial debut with "Khoda Hafez Rafig (Good Bye Friend)" in 1971. Was active in filmmaking scenes, together with Abbas KIAROSTAMI, making the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults their base. "Harmonica"(74) is known as one masterpiece of pre-Revolution Iranian cinema. Young NADERI dreamt of becoming a film director in Hollywood, and in 1976 he directed "Shakhte Iran (Made in Iran)", filmed in New York. With "The Runner"(86) and "Water, Wind, Dust"(89), he won the Grand Prizes at the Festival des 3 Continents Nantes. Moved to the United States, and in 1993 made "Manhattan by Numbers," which was invited to the Venice Film Festival, and also commercially released here in Japan. "A.B.C. Manhattan"(97) was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. "Cut" was screened in Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival as an opening film. "Marathon"(02), "Sound Barrier"(05), "Vegas: Based on a True Story" and "CUT" were screened at TOKYO FILMeX respectively.