Kantemir Balagov was born in Nalchik, Russia, in 1991. He graduated from Alexander Sokurov’s directing workshop at Kabardino-Balkarian State University in 2015. During his studies,…
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.
Mohammad Davoodi is an Iranian screenwriter. His first produced work was Castle of Dreams, co-written with Mohsen Gharaei. They won Best Screenplay at the Fajr Film Festival and was nominated for his first APSA. He also co-wrote Alive (2019) and the short film Oblivion (2018).
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