Dariush Mehrjui

June 2010

Dariush Mehrjui (1939 – )

By |June 25th, 2010|

Born in Tehran, Mehrjui developed an early interest in music, learning the piano and santur. He came to study cinema at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), but abandoned it for a philosophy degree, reputedly disappointed by the UCLA film school’s Hollywood emphasis. […]

November 2009

Sara (1993)

By |November 29th, 2009|

Dariush Mehrjui is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of Iran, and earned international recognition in the 1970s with Gav / The Cow (1969) which heralded the Iranian New Wave. Mehrjui gained the reputation as a ‘women’s filmmaker’ in the 1990s with films […]