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Bahram Beyzaii

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Bahram Beyzaii was born in Tehran in 1938. He is a director, producer, and screenwriter. In 1968 he was one of the first writers to join the controversial Iranian Writer's Guild (Kanun-e Nevisandegan-e Iran). He started his film career with a successful short, Uncle Mustache (Amoo Sibiloo), in 1970. Immediately after that he directed and produced his masterpiece, Downpour (Ragbaar). Since then he has produced and directed eight other movies and has made significant contributions to the development of cinema and theatre in Iran. Despite his popularity, Beyzaii has never been successful in gaining the support of the government, either before or after the revolution. After close to twenty years, two of his films, Death of Yazdgerd and Ballad of Tara, have still not been able to receive a screening permit due to their conflict with the Islamic code used in the Iranian motion picture industry. Beyzaii's Bashu, the Little Stranger, about a little boy who loses his home and family to the war, was also threatened with censorship and received a screening permit only after the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

Beyzaii's works

Amoo Sibiloo, 1970

Ragbar (Downpour), 1971

Safar (Journey), 1972

Gharibe va Meh (Stranger and the Fog), 1974

Kalaagh (The Crow), 1978

Cherikeye Tara (Ballad of Tara), 1980

Marge Yazdgerd (Death of Yazdgerd), 1981

Khate Ghermez (Red Line), screenplay, 1981

Davandeh (Runner), editor, 1985

Bashu (Bashu, the Little Stranger), 1987

Maybe Some Other Time, 1988

Mosaferan (Travelers), 1992

Rooze Vaghe'e (Day of Incident) - 1995

Borje Minoo (Minoo Tower) Editor - 1996

Fasle Panjom (Fifth Season) Writer - 1996

Goftegoo Ba Baad (Kish Stories) Director - 1999

Sag Koshi (Killing Rabbids) - 2001