A retrospective of Iranian filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh is to be held in July in India.
The 10th edition of the Jagran Film Festival (JFF) in New Delhi is to pay tribute to the award-winning Iranian director.
Pouran Derakhshandeh is an Iranian script writer, producer and director who graduated from the Advanced School of Television and Cinema in 1975.
She began working for the national broadcaster as a documentarian, producing over 30 short films and documentaries about subjects such as the plague, recession, drug addiction, smuggling, traditional ceremonies, music from different parts of Iran, handicrafts of Kurdistan, the mineral springs of Haraz, thread, silk and wool, among others.
As the first female filmmaker following Iran’s Islamic Revolution, she made her directorial debut with ‘The Relationship’ in 1986. The film went on to win an award from the Italian Giffoney film festival.
She has directed many movies since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution among which, many of them won awards and nominations in various national and international film festivals.