Born in Tehran in 1959, Majid Majidi is the first Iranian director who won an Academy Award Nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film with his Children of Heaven. Majidi worked as an actor at first and then turned to direct some short films. His directorial debut feature, Baduk, was presented at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 1992, but with his second venture, Father, he got his first major prize at San Sebastian International Film Festival. Majidi is triple-times-winner of Grand Prix of Americas at Montreal World Film Festival for Children of HeavenThe Color of Paradise and Baran. Winning the best actor award, his The Song of Sparrows was well received in Berlinale 2008.

Films

The Song of Sparrows
2008

The Song of Sparrows (Avaze Gonjeshka-Ha)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2008

The Song of Sparrows (Avaze Gonjeshka-Ha)

The Song of Sparrows tells the story of Karim, a man who works at an ostrich farm until he is fired because one of the…

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Muhammad: The Messenger of God
2015

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Muhammad Rasoulallah)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2015

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Muhammad Rasoulallah)

The Prophet Muhammad’s life story unfolds in this sweeping historical epic, the eleventh feature film from master filmmaker Majid Majidi who consulted some 40 Koranic…

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