Payman Maadi was born in New York to Iranian parents and moved to Iran when he was two years old. He graduated in metallurgical engineering from the Karaj Azad University. For his role in A Separation (2011) he won the prestigious Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor at the 61st Berlin Film Festival, awarded to the acting ensemble. This film marks Maadi’s second collaboration with Asghar Farhadi, following his role in the internationally acclaimed drama About Elly (2009), which won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Screenplay and Jury Grand Prize in 2009. Peyman Moadi is also a successful screenwriter whose credits include the films Café Setarch (2006), Shaam-e aroosi (2006), Coma (2004) and Atash (2002).

Films

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Canada
2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives…

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A Separation
2011

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2011

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. She has already made all the necessary arrangements. But Nader decides to call…

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Melbourne
2014

Melbourne

Islamic Republic of Iran
2014

Melbourne

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