Highly awarded Iranian filmmaker and director Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Persian: محسن مخملباف‎, Mohsen Makhmalbaaf; born May 29, 1957) is an acclaimed Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. His award-winning films include Kandahar, and his latest film is the The Gardener.

Time magazine selected Makhmalbaf’s 2001 film Kandahar as one of the top 100 films of all time.[1] In 2006, he was a member of the Jury at the Venice film festival.

Degrees and honors

  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature From St Andrew University, Scotland, 2011
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Cinema From Nanterre University, France, 2010
  • “Freedom to Create Prize” for his human right activity and promoting social Justice through his art, Art Action, England, 2009
  • “Federico Fillini Honor” from UNESCO…

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