Iranian screenwriter Mehran Kashani has collaborated with acclaimed directors on many award-winning films. Though Kashani graduated university as a mechanical engineer, he moved into film as an assistant director and script consultant to Reza Mirkarimi in Under the Moonlight (2001) and Here is a Shining Light (2002). In 2003, Kashani started his screenwriting career with Sunflower Farm (2003), and his credits include Hamid Rahmanian’s Day Break (2005), Iran’s official submission for the Academy Awards® The Song of Sparrows (2008) by Iranian master Majid Majidi, APSA 2010 Best Children’s Feature Film winner Mehdi Rahmani’s The Other (2009) and Ali Atshani’s Negar’s Role (2013), before reuniting with Reza Mirkarimi for Daughter which recently won Best Film, Best Actor and the Audience Award at the Moscow International Film Festival.

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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The Other
2010

The Other (Digari)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2010

The Other (Digari)

Some time after the death of his father, a young boy in rural Iran accidentally overhears his mother’s plans to consider a new husband. Directed…

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Daughter
2016

Daughter (Dokhtar)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2016

Daughter (Dokhtar)

The strict and traditional Mr Azizi works in an oil refinery, but at home his word is law. So it comes as a shock when,…

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