After his brother’s fiancée is caught cheating, Amir (Dariush Arjmand) kills the woman so he can restore honor to his family. In prison, Amir is a hero. But 12 years later, when he gets out, Iranian society has changed — and no longer looks charitably upon his crime. Director Massoud Kimiayi, one of the few working filmmakers remaining from Iran’s pre-revolutionary period, keeps his ambitious drama brimming with social and political commentary.
Masoud Kimiai (Persian: مسعود کیمیایی) is an Iranian director, screenwriter and producer. He was born in 1941 in Tehran, Iran.
Kimiai started his career as an assistant director and made his debut, Come Stranger, in 1968. With his second film, Kaiser (1969), he caused a historical change in Iranian film industry. The film became a great success at the box office and opened the way for many young, talented filmmakers who never had a chance in the industry before. His films deal with people in the margin of the society with his anti-hero characters that die at the end. Many directors of commercial films imitated his Kaiser/ Qeysar for about 6 years, but in the last decade he focuses on young antagonists. He usually writes his screenplays, using slang dialogs based on ordinary traditional people’s dialect. In 1991 he was awarded a prize in 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his Snake Fang (Dandan-e-mar).This was his sole international prize, but he has received many prizes… read more