Hatami, Ali (born August 14, 1944, Tehran – died December 5, 1996, Tehran)
Ali Hatami’s love of playwriting took him to the theaters in Lalehzar where he developed an interest in directing plays with folkloric and Iranian themes.
His first play ‘Deeb’ (Demon) went on stage in 1965.
He has made a number of movies, including ‘Kamal-ol-Molk’ (1983), ‘Jafar Khan Returns from Abroad’ (1987), ‘Mother’ (1989), ‘The Devoted’ (1991), and ‘Takhti, the World Champion’ (1994-1996) which he could not complete its production.
Hatami has also directed the memorable series ‘Hezar Dastan’ (1979-1987).
His daughter Leila Hatami is an eminent Iranian actress who married a famous Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa.
Hatami passed away after a long period of illness while he was directing ‘Takhti, the World Champion’.