Winner, Best Screenplay, 2014
Nima Javidi was born in 1980. A qualified mechanical engineer, Javidi began making short films in 1999 and has made Marathon Paralyzed Champion (1999), A Call for O (2001), The Poor Earth (2004), Changeable Weather (2007), Crack (2009) and Catnap (2010). He has also directed two documentaries, Person (2007) and An Ending to an Ancient Profession (2007) and more than 30 television commercials. Melbourne (2014), which he wrote and directed, is his feature film debut. It won Best Film at the Cairo Film Festival and Best Script at the Stockholm Film Festival and opened the Venice Film Critic’s Week.
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