“Stories” on children’s writer Hushang Moradi coming to theater

April 13, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- “Stories”, a documentary on life of children’s writer Hushang Moradi Kermani, is scheduled to premiere today at the Sepideh Cinema, Tehran’s only movie theater dedicated to screening documentary films.

The film has been directed by Mehdi Jafari and produced by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center.
Slices of Moradi Kermani’s life have also been explored by Karim Feizi in “Second Hushang”, a book that was published last year.
Moradi Kermani, 67, is an eminent writer of books primarily for children and teenagers. However, his works also appeal to adults.
Several Iranian movies and TV-series have been based on his works. Kiumars Purahmad directed the TV series “The Stories of Majid” and Dariush Mehrjuii made “Mom’s Guest” -- both based on his novels of the same name.
His credits also include “Sweet Jam” and “Like the Full Moon”, “Cushion”, and “The Big Clay Jar”, most of which have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish and several other languages.
Moradi Kermani has been nominated for world literary awards such as the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden and the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award in Switzerland.
Photo: A poster of “Stories”