Mahnaz Mohammadi

Director, Writer

Well-known for her provocative documentaries on social issues as well as her tireless activism, Iranian director Mahnaz Mohammadi has made headlines in the likes of The Guardian, the Hollywood Reporter or Variety, and has been supported by Amnesty International and the French Directors Guild (Société des réalisateurs de films) among others.

Mohammadi wrote and directed her first short documentary, Women without Shadows, in 2003. She instantly received praise at international film festivals for her depiction of homeless and abandoned women in a state-run shelter, and continued documenting everyday lives and struggles of people in her next couple of films.

The award-winning feature documentary Travelogue was shot on a train going from Tehran to Ankara, where Mohammadi questioned passengers about the reasons why they decided to flee the country. The film premiered in 2010 at the “A Day in Tehran” event in Paris, with the director in attendance, which became one of the reasons for Iranian authorities to ban Mohammadi from leaving the country and from producing any more films.

The avid women’s rights activist also contributed to Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s documentary We Are Half the Iran’s Population, which portrayed the demands of Iranian women in the 2009 presidential election.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019 Son-Mother
2016 Mr Vali

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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