Mohsen Gharaei is a writer and director born in Iran in 1984. He is a graduate of Mining Engineering. In 2006, he started his film career as an assistant director, working with prestigious Iranian filmmakers such as Bahram Bayzai, Reza Mirkarimi, Majid Majidi and Mohsen Abdolvahab. Next to directing, he has worked on casting, editing and line production for various film projects. Gharaei co-directed his first feature film Don’t Be Tired! (2013). Gharaei’s next film, Blockage (2017) won the award for Best Film in the New Currents section of the Busan International Film Festival. In 2019 he co-wrote Castle of Dreams with Mohammad Davoudi. They won Best Screenplay at the Fajr Film Festival and received his first APSA nomination.

Accolades

Mohsen Gharaei and Mohammad Davoodi
Best Screenplay, 2019

Mohsen Gharaei and Mohammad Davoodi

Best Screenplay, 2019

Mohsen Gharaei and Mohammad Davoodi

Castle of Dreams (Ghasr-e Shirin)

Mohsen Gharaei is a writer and director born in Iran in 1984. He is a graduate of Mining Engineering. In 2006, he started his film…

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Films

Castle of Dreams
2019

Castle of Dreams (Ghasr-e Shirin)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2019

Castle of Dreams (Ghasr-e Shirin)

Jalal returns from prison to collect his terminally ill and hospital-bound ex-wife’s car from his sister-in-law. She has been caring for their children but is…

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