June 2010

Mohammad Ali Fardin (1930 – 2000)

By |June 26th, 2010|

A former wrestling champion, Fardin was the biggest star in Iran’s cinema during the 1960s and early 1970s. He acted and sometimes directed films in the luti genre, playing the proletarian rogue with the heart of gold, who rejects Westernization and materialism yet does […]

Niki Karimi

By |June 26th, 2010|

Karimi is an award-winning Iranian ac­tress, film director, and translator. Dariush Mehrjui’s Sara, based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, gave Karimi her first nationally and internationally acclaimed role, an emotionally charged rendering of the title character, Sara, a woman on the verge of […]