Dariush Mehrjui


Sara de Dariush Mehrjui Past Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Irans ukendte kulturhistorie 1960-90 Past June 4 to July 1, 2016
Iranian Film: The Cow Past Saturday, June 11, 2016
"Mama's Guest" Movie Screening Past Saturday, Apr 24, 2010
Screening of "Santouri" and Interview with Mehrjui Past Thursday, Nov 13, 2008


Dariush Mehrjui (born 8 December 1939 in Tehran) is an Iranian director, screenwriter, producer, and film editor. As an Iranian New Wave cinema icon, Mehrjui is regarded to be one of the intellectual directors of Iranian cinema. Most of his films are inspired by literature and adopted based on Iranian and foreign novels and plays.

Dariush Mehrjui

Filmography (as a director)

  • Almaas 33 (aka Diamond 33), 1966
  • Gaav (aka The Cow), 1969
  • Postchi (aka The Postman), 1971
  • Agha-ye Hallou (aka Mr. Naive), 1972
  • Dayereh mina (aka The Cycle), 1975 (released in 1978)
  • Hayat-e Poshti Madrese-ye Adl-e Afagh (aka The School We Went To), 1980 (released in 1986)
  • Voyage au pays De Rimbaud (aka Journey to the Land of Rambo), 1983 (documentary in France)
  • Ejareh Nesheenha (aka The Tenants), 1986
  • Shirak, 1988
  • Hamoun, 1990
  • Baanoo (aka The Lady), 1991 (released in 1998)
  • Sara, 1993
  • Pari, 1995
  • Leila, 1996
  • Derakht-e Golabi (aka The Pear Tree), 1998
  • The Mix, 2000
  • Tales of an Island (segment Dear Cousin Is Lost), 2000
  • Bemani (aka To Stay Alive), 2002
  • Mehman-e Maman, 2004
  • Santouri, 2007
  • Tavallodet Mobarak (Happy Birthday), 2007
  • Iranian Carpet (Farsh-e Irani), 2007



Mehrjui has received 49 national and international awards including:

  • Golden Seashell, San Sebastián International Film Festival 1993.
  • Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival 1998.
  • Crystal Simorgh, Fajr Film Festival 2004.

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