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Réalisateur/trice Acteur/trice Producteur/trice Scénariste

Bahman Ghobadi

Iran (République islamique d’)
Site web : www.mijfilm.com

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De nationalité iranienne.
Né le 1er février 1969 à Baneh (Kurdistan, Iran).

1995 Cet homme-la est arrivé (CM)
1996 Dang (CM)
1998 Vivre dans le brouillard (CM)
2000 Un Temps pour l’ivresse des chevaux

English

Iranian nationality.
Born in 1969 in Bané, Iran.

Studied film in Teheran.

Short Filmography
1995 Cet homme-la est arrivé (Short)
1996 Dang (Short)
1998 Vivre dans le brouillard (Short)
2000 Un Temps pour l’ivresse des chevaux



Official Biography

Bahman Ghobadi was born on February 1st, 1969 in Baneh, a city near the Iran-Iraq border in the province of Kurdistan, Iran. He was the first son in a family of seven siblings. He lived in Baneh until, at the age of 12, civil disputes caused his entire family to immigrate to Sanandaj (the center of Kurdistan Province in Iran).

After receiving his high school diploma from Sanandaj, he came to Tehran in 1992 in order to further his studies. Ghobadi started his artistic career in the field of Industrial Photography. Although he earned a B.A. in Film Directing from the Iranian Broadcasting College, he never properly graduated because he believed that he learned more by creating short films than during formal studies. His direct experience with film helped him to expand his individualistic voice and vision of the world he inhabited. He initially used 8mm film, shooting short documentaries as a starting point.

Beginning in the mid 1990s Ghobadi’s short films received many foreign and domestic awards. One of his films, « Life in Fog » became known as « the most famous documentary ever made in the history of Iranian cinema. » In the wake of being awarded several different International Awards, this film opened up new opportunities in Ghobadi’s career.

With the making of his full-length feature « A Time for Drunken Horses » in 1999, Ghobadi became fully recognized as a professional director. Not only was this the first Kurdish full-feature film in the history of Iranian cinema, but Ghobadi also came to be recognized as the pioneer Kurdish director from Iran.


‍Participation in festivals as part of the Jury
1. Cannes International Film Festival, Golden Shell district, 2002
2. Rotterdam International Film Festival, 26 Jnuary to 6 februry, 2004
3. Gwangju International Film Festival, Korea, 28 April to 6 May, 2006
4. Vila do conde International Film Festival, Portogal, 3 to 11 Julay, 2006
5. Anonimul International Film Festival, 14 to 19 August, 2006
6. Sao Paolo International Film Festival, October, 2006
7. Eurasia International Film festival, Kazakhstan, 7-13 September, 2008
8. The independent Film festival off Camera, Poland. 1-5 October, 2008


Feature Films
● A Time For Drunken Horses
● The Songs of my Mothers Land (Marooned in Iraq)
● Half Moon
● Turtles Can Fly

Short Films
● Daf (Tambourine)
● That Man Came
● Sartarash Khane (Barber’s)
● Party
● Z Like Zendegi (L Like Life)
● War Is Over?
● Nader’s Pigeon Flew
● The Songs of the Daughters of the World
● Like Mother
● Just A Glance
● Telephone Cabin
● M. Hosseini Conscript
● Dang
● From Other Point of View
● A Soldier Called Amin
● Again Rain With The Melody
● Life In Fog
● Notebooks Quota
● God Fish
● Pantol
● Balcony
● Golbaji
● Seventeen

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Kurdistan, 1968,

Biografie :
Bahman Ghobadi was born on February 1st, 1968 in Baneh, Kurdistan, Iran. He was the first son and the fourth child of his family. He got his B.A. in Movie Directing from the Iranian Broadcasting College. He lived in Baneh up to age 12. Because of civil disputes, he emigrated to Sanandaj (Center of Kurdistan Province in Iran) together with his family.
He got his diploma in Sanandaj & he came to Tehran in 1992 for his advanced studies. Ghobadi started his artistic career in field of Industrial photography from 1998.He never graduated because he believed every thing he learnt was all from his short films. This experience helped him to expand his individualistic vision of the world around him. He started filmmaking with 8mm films. He made a few short documentaries as a start.

His short films, as of the mid 1990’s, received many foreign & domestic awards. Life in fog opened a new path in his career. This film was accepted for many different International awards & became « The most famous documentary in the history of Iranian cinema ».
With the making of the full-length feature’A Time For Drunken Horses (1999)’ he became a recognized professional. This is the first Kurdish feature in the history of the Iranian cinema and Ghobadi is the first Kurdish director in the history of the cinema in Iran.

Filmografie (In Cinélibre / Cinéart catalogus) :
2009 – No One Knows About Persian Cats
2005 – Turtles Can Fly