Homayoun Ghanizadeh

Director, Writer, Producer

Born in 1980, Homayoun Ghanizadeh is an Iranian avant-garde theatre director, playwright and actor who founded Mungu Theater Company in 2001.

His debut work, “waiting for Godot” of Samuel Beckett, was produced in 2003 and performed both in Fajr Theater Festival and for public in Tehran’s City Theater. His breakthrough theater work came with his second performance “Daedalus and Icarus”, which brought him the Best Director Award in 25th Fajr International Theater Festival in 2006. The performance was also invited to several international theater festivals in different countries including Barbican in 2008.

A year later he wrote his “Agamemnon” and performed in 27th Fajr International Theater Festival and also in Iranshahr Theater Complex. In 2010, he staged Albert Camus’ Caligula in Fajr Theater Festival and later in Iranshahr Theater complex for 60 nights. In the same year this performance was also invited and performed as a special guest in Estonian Theater Festival. At the same time, upon the invitation of Estonian Theater Company, RAAAM, he traveled to Tallinn for a co-production between Iran and Estonia. There, he wrote and staged Antigone with some of the best Estonian actors. Besides that it was invited to several theater festivals in different countries such as Poland, China and Russia.

Following the success of this common project, RAAAM company invited Ghanizadeh again to Estonia for another production. In 2011 Ghanizadeh wrote a play, based on Eugene Ionesco’s The King Dies and staged it with Estonian actors. He directed Albert Camus’ Caligula in 2015 in Vahdat Theater Hall which became the best-selling performance of the year. Mr. Ghanizadeh acted in Mani Haghighi’s “The Dragon Arrives!”, which was invited to Berlinale’s competition in 2018. In 2016 he wrote and directed “Mississipi Dies Seated” which was awarded as the best performance of the year from “Theater Critics Association”. In the same year he had a collaborative project with the best Estonian theater company. In this project Homayoun Ghanizadeh wrote and directed a mono play named “Ajax and the Report of a Suicide” and an Estonian actor performed it in Iranshahr Theater.

In 2018, he has written and directed a short film, ”Irreversible”. His debut feature film, “A Hairy Tale” was shown at the 37th Tehran’s Fajr Film Festival in February 2019 and was nominated for seven awards and received the Best First Film as well as awards as the best movie of “Art and Experience” jury and best supporting actor for Ali Nasirian and best visual effect.

FILMOGRAPHY

A Hairy Tale 2019

FILMS AT PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL

2019-11-14T13:50:57+00:00

REZA

Alireza Motamedi

2019-02-12T15:34:01+00:00

Gaze

Dir: Farnoosh Samadi | 2017

2019-02-12T15:33:19+00:00

AFAR

Dir: Ali Vaziri | 2018

2018-05-11T08:02:33+00:00

They

Dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh | 2017

2018-05-11T08:03:34+00:00

Breath

Dir: Narges Abyar | 2016

2017-09-01T06:22:47+00:00

Monté

Dir: Amir Naderi | 2016

2018-05-11T08:04:53+00:00

Not Yet

Dir: Arian Vazirdaftari | 2017

2018-05-12T05:21:07+00:00

Bystander

Dir: Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi | 2017

2018-05-11T08:13:13+00:00

Gilaneh

Dir: Mohsen Abdolvahab | 2005

2018-05-11T08:14:26+00:00

The Cow

Dir: Dariush Mehrjui | 1969

2018-05-11T08:18:00+00:00

Trapped

Dir: Parviz Shahbazi | 2013

2018-05-12T05:22:22+00:00

Going

Dir: Salem Salavati | 2011

2018-05-11T08:25:43+00:00

Heiran

Dir: Shalize Arefpour | 2009

2018-05-11T08:27:52+00:00

Duet

Dir: Navid Danesh | 2012

2018-05-11T08:27:56+00:00

Needle

Dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh | 2013

2018-05-11T08:27:59+00:00

Horn

Dir: Roohollah Masroor | 2007

2018-05-11T08:34:02+00:00

Tehran

Dir: Masoud Moein | 2015

2018-05-11T08:53:34+00:00

Simorgh

Dir: Meghdad Asadi Lari | 2014

2018-05-12T03:20:32+00:00

Lima

Dir: Roshanbakht & Jafari | 2016

2018-05-11T08:53:40+00:00

Duet

Dir: Vida Irani | 2016

2018-05-12T03:19:58+00:00

Away

Dir: Parisa Aminolahi | 2013

2018-05-11T09:48:14+00:00

Atlan

Dir: Moein Karimoddini | 2015

2018-05-11T09:48:38+00:00

He

Dir: Sam Kalantari | 2015

2018-05-11T09:02:48+00:00

Mohey

Dir: Davood Khayyam | 2016

2018-05-11T09:02:53+00:00

Nahid

Dir: Ida Panahandeh | 2015

2018-05-11T09:02:54+00:00

Parviz

Dir: Majid Barzegar | 2012

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