Hooman Seyedi has been one of the most significant figures in Iranian cinema of the past couple of decades. Looking at the actor’s career sphere, undoubtedly, the progress of his success is slowly but steadily; Seyedi’s eclectic and clever choices in recent years has won the audiences’ attention and has left its blueprints on their mind. His performance in a short but memorable role in “Chaharshanbeh Souri” by Asghar Farhadi, alongside the great actors of Iranian cinema, his appearance in “Barefoot in Paradise” by Bahrain Tawakoli, winning his first Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor at the 11th Fajr Film Festival were a few of the signs of a talented young actor on the brink of stardom.

With his first directing experience “Africa,” he was able to attract a positive review of the film critics; furthermore gained the Crystal Simorgh for the best director of the 20th Fajr Festival. The “Thirteen” was his second box-office success and the winner of numerous international awards as well as the Crystal Simorgh, the best director of the 32nd Fajr Festival. In Later years, what distinguishes Seyedi from his other colleagues is his directing style, tendency to use complex decoupage and various non-classical framings, as seen in films such as “Confessions of My Minds” and “Anger and Bluster.” Undoubtedly, Seyedi’s new film “The Rusty Little Brains” is the new striking project that was very warmly received at Fajr Film Festival.

At Phoenix Comedy Film Festival, we are honoured to host a master class with Mr.Seyedi. The program is scheduled for June 9.

Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 19-21
Location: Aga Khan Museum

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