Bahman Farmanara (Persian: بهمن فرمان آرا , born Jan.23, 1942 in Tehran) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Bahman Farmanara is the second son in a family of four brothers and one sister. The family business was Textile and he was the only son who did not join the business and went off to United Kingdom and later on to US to study acting and directing. He graduated from University of Southern California with a BA in Cinema in 1966.After returning to Iran and doing military service, he joined the National Iranian Radio and Television.
He produced some major films, including Abbas Kiarostami’s first feature, The Report (1977), Bahram Bayzai’s The Crow (1977), Khosrow Haritash’s Divine One (1976), Mohammad-Reza Aslani’s Wind and Chess (1976) and Valerio Zurlini’s Desert of the Tartars (1977 co-production with Italy and France).
Farmanara moved to France and then to Canada in 1980, establishing a distribution company and a film festival for children… read more