Jafar Panahi

Born in Minaeh, Iran, in 1960. He studied film and TV directing in Tehran. Most important Iranian filmmaker in activity, he was Abbas Kiarostami’s assistant director in Under the Olive Trees, winner of the Critic’s Prize at the 18th Mostra). The White Balloon (1995, 19th Mostra), his first feature film as a director, was awarded with the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also directed titles such as The Mirror (1997, 22nd Mostra, in which he was also member of the International Jury), winner of Locarno Film Festival, The Circle (2000, 24th Mostra), winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Crimson Gold (2003, 28th Mostra), winner of Un Certain Regard Jury Award, and Offside (2006, 30th Mostra), winner of Silver Bear at Berlinale. In 2010, he was charged with six years in prison and was forbidden to film or leave Iran for two decades under the accusation of doing advertising against the Iranian government. One year later, Panahi directed This Is Not a Film (2011), shown at the 35th Mostra and awarded with the Silver Bear for best screenplay at the Berlinale. He also signed the direction of Closed Curtain (2013, 37th Mostra), best screenplay at Berlin, Taxi Tehran (2015), best film at Berlinale and 3 Faces (2018, 42nd Mostra), best screenplay at Cannes. The filmmaker was honored with the Humanity Award at 42nd Mostra, in 2018.

Filmes já exibidos na mostra

  • Closed Curtain (37ª MOSTRA)
  • Offside (30ª MOSTRA)
  • This Is Not A Film (35ª MOSTRA)
  • The Circle (24ª MOSTRA)
  • O Espelho (22ª MOSTRA)
  • Crimson Gold (28ª MOSTRA)
  • 3 FACES (42ª MOSTRA)