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Film Museum of Iran honoring Ali Hatami’s birthday

Film Museum of Iran is celebrating 76th birthday of late filmmaker Ali Hatami.

Film Museum of Iran has been celebrating the 76th birthday of the late filmmaker Ali Hatami.

The museum is paying tribute to the late filmmaker by holding an online exhibition from Thursday.

The exhibition is showcasing a collection of his rarely-seen photos and pictures of his documents and memorabilia.

Born on August 14, 1944, Hatami was a filmmaker, screenwriter, art director and costume designer.

Due to the authentic and poetic ambiances in his movies, the director has been known as the Hafez of Iranian cinema - a metaphoric reference to the great Persian poet. 

Hatami wrote a number of plays such as ‘The Demon and Bald Hassan’, ‘Adam and Eve’, ‘The Fisherman’s Story’ and ‘City of Oranges’.

He made his debut film, ‘Bald Hassan’, in 1970. Then, he developed a personal filmmaking style that was characterized by melodious dialogues and traditional Iranian ambiances created through architecture and set design.

His most memorable TV series ‘Hezardastan’ and the unforgettable movie ‘Mother’ are regarded as eternal treasures in the history of Iranian cinema and television.

Hatami died of blood cancer on December 5, 1996, while he was still working on his last film ‘Takhti, the World Champion’.