Haqiqi, Mani (born July 17, 1969, Tehran)
Mani Haqiqi is the son of celebrated cinematographer Nemat Haqiqi and renowned translator Leili Golestan.
He has a BA in Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has two Master’s degrees, one in Philosophy and another in Cultural Studies.
Haqiqi’s first directing and scriptwriting experience was in ‘Abadan’ (2001). He was one of the writers of the script for ‘Fireworks Wednesday’ (2005), which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Fajr International Film Festival and Iran Cinema Celebration.
In 2006, he took home the Crystal Simorgh for Best Original Screenplay for his work on ‘Men at Work’ (2005). The film also received the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) prize at Asian Film Festival.
He has appeared in the movies such as ‘About Elly’ (2008), ‘Beloved Sky’ (2009), ‘No Men Allowed’ (2010), ‘Simple Reception’ (2011), ‘Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others’ (2013), and ‘Melbourne’ (2013).
- Diploma of Honor for Audience Choice from the Fajr International Film Festival, ‘Kan’an’ (2007)
- Crystal Simorgh for Best Screenplay from the Fajr International Film Festival, ‘Men at Work’
- Asian Films Festival, NETPAC Award, ‘Men at Work’
- Berlin International Film Festival, NETPAC Award, ‘Simple Reception’
- Warsaw International Film Festival, Special Person Award, ‘Simple Reception’