Rakhshān Bani-E’temād , born 3 April 1954 in Tehran ) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director and screenwriter . She is widely considered Iran’s premier female director, and her films have been praised at international festivals as well as being remarkably popular with Iranian critics and audiences. Her title as “First Lady of Iranian Cinema” is not only a reference to her prominence as a filmmaker, but it also connotes her social role of merging politics and family in her work.
Her most notable films(directed):
Zir-e Pust-e Shahr (2001 – Under the Skin of the City)
Honors and Awards:
- Bronze Leopard, 48th Locarno Film Festival (for The Blue-Veiled)
- The Prince Claus Award, 1998
- Best Achievement in Directing, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (for Mainline, with Mohsen Abdolvahab)
- Honorary doctorate, University of London (2008)