Tahmineh Milani highly awarded Iranian female film director, screenwriter, and producer

Milani, Tahmineh - Iranian film directorTahmineh Milani is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Milani was born 1960 in Tabriz, Iran. After graduating in architecture from the University of Science and Technology in Tehran in 1986, she apprenticed as a script girl and an assistant director following a screen workshop in 1979. She started her career as a movie director with Children of Divorce in 1989.

Feminist filmmaker Milani is known for touching controversial and sensitive issues, including women’s rights.

Among her most notable films are Children of Divorce, Two women, The Hidden Half, The Fifth Reaction, The Unwanted Woman and Cease Fire.

Filmography (as a director)
– 1989: Bach’che’ha-ye Talagh (Children of Divorce)
– 1991: Afsaneh-ye Ah (The Legend of Sigh)
– 1992: Digeh che khabar? (What Else Is New?)
– 1996: Kakadu
– 1999: Do Zan (Two Women)
– 2001: Nimeh-ye Penhan (The Hidden Half)
– 2003: Vakonesh Panjom (The Fifth Reaction)
– 2005: Zan-e Ziadi (The Unwanted Woman)
– 2006: Atash Bas (Cease Fire)
– 2007: Tasvie Hesab (Settling Scores)
– 2008: Superstar
– 2011: Yeki Az Ma Do Nafar (One of Our Two)
– 2014: Atash Bas 2 (Cease Fire 2)

Awards and honors
– 2006: Best director, Best film and Best screenplay at the 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival for The Unwanted Woman
– 2005: Best film Los Angeles Film Festival for The Unwanted Woman
– 2003: Grand Prix ‘Cinéma Tout Ecran’, Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran for The Fifth Reaction
– 2003: Best Screenplay at the 27th Cairo International Film Festival for The Fifth Reaction
– 2001: Best Artistic Contribution at the 25th Cairo International Film Festival for the The Hidden Half
– 1999: Award for best screenplay at Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival for Two Women

Source: Wikipedia | Tahmineh Milani

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