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Majid Majidi
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Date of Birth: Apr 17, 1959

Country: Iran

Biography: Majid Majidi was born on April 17, 1959 in Tehran, Iran to a middle class family. He started acting in amateur theater groups at the age of fourteen. After receiving his high school diploma, he started studying art at the Institute of Dramatic Art in Tehran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, his interest in cinema brought him to act in various films, notably Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Baykot (1985) where he played a frustraited communist and Ali Azghar Shadaravan's Teer baran (1986) where he played

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Khorshid (2020)
12-year-old Ali and his three friends.Together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground. (imdb)
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Beyond the Clouds (2017)
When on the run from the cops , Amir finds his estranged sister Tara, who in a bid to protect her brother lands up in jail. Their entire lives have been clouded by despair as unexpectedly the light shines on them from Beyond the Clouds. (imdb)
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Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.
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The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Karim (Mohammad Amir Naji), fired from his job as an ostrich farmer, ventures off to Tehran to earn some money and find means to upgrade a broken hearing aid desperately needed by one of his daughters. Characterization is the main motivation here, as the director lovingly sculpts Karim as a paternal character untarnished by any sort of negative, earthly influences. Not that he is uninspired by desire, but his desire is more directed to more altruistic means towards his family. (imdb)
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The Willow Tree (2005)
Blind since childhood, Youssef has a devoted wife, loving daughter, and successful university career, but his affliction fills him with secret torment. As if in answer to his prayers, a Paris clinic restores his sight - a miracle that is double-edged. Although this new world of sight and color floods Youssef with ecstasy, it also plunges him into a labyrinth of confusions and temptations. A pretty student begins to eclipse his dowdy, previously invisible wife... (New Yorker Films)
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Baran (2001)
Baran is the story of Afghan refugees told through the eyes of an Iranian teenage boy named Lateef. His devotion to a person he barely knows leads him to the choice that will change his life forever. (Miramax Films)
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Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the Revolution (2000)
In the wake of the fundamentalist revolution that overtook Iran in 1979, the last thing most people would have expected was for the nation to spawn one of the world's most interesting national cinemas. But such Iranian films as The Taste of Cherry, The Children of Heaven, and The White Balloon have won enthusiastic acclaim at a number of international film festivals and impressed filmgoers around the globe. (Rovi)
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await... (imdb)
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits. Will the plan succeed? (imdb)
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Pedar (1996)
Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family. (imdb)
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Baduk (1992)
Baduk is the name of the child who works in smuggling, due to poverty he and his sister separated, the sister will work as a maid, he keeps trying to reach his sister in vain, finally he escaped from Iran because he thinks that his sister left Iran, he discovered later on that she is still in Iran.
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Fusillade (1986)
The story of the life and death of anti-monarchist revolutionary Sayed Ali Andarzgoo.
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Boycott (1985)
Boycott is also autobiographical in nature.Makhmalbaf has depicted his own story in the form of a political activist who fights against SAVAK,secret police of Iranian Shah.This role has been played convincingly by Majid Majidi
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