• Iranian director Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian in an undated photo. 2019-10-11 18:41

    By Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Filmmaker emerges to bring dramas from Iran political history to life   

    “I was born during the war, which had lasted for so long that I thought that it would be forever and would never end. When I heard people talking about the frontline I imagined it was a geographical location like a sea or a forest near the borderlines of each country where the war took place. We were in our childhood, experiencing a certain way of life. We chanted slogans in the schools and talked about certain issues and heard about subjects from the media that deeply influenced our hearts and minds. Today, the experiences of those years caused me to be interested in returning to those years with new feelings and perceptions, which come from awareness, and I want to recollect the memories of those years again.”

  • Director Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian (1st R) and producer Mahmud Razavi (2nd R) and their colleagues attend a press conference about their latest film “Lottery” during the 36th Fajr Film Festival at Te 2018-02-05 19:17

    Protagonists are always unconventional: “Lottery” director 

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, director of the sex trafficking drama “Lottery”, has said that protagonists in all film genres act unconventionally.

  • Ziba Karamali (L) and Saed Soheili act in a scene from “Lottery”. (Sahab Zaribaf) 2018-02-04 18:35

    Sex trafficking drama “Lottery” gets extra screenings at Fajr

    TEHRAN – The organizers of the 36th Fajr Film Festival have arranged three additional screenings for “Lottery” on Saturday night by popular demand.