Nader Takmil Homayoun

Of Iranian origin, Nader Takmil Homayoun grew up in Paris, raised by parents fighting against the Shah's regime. At the age of 10 years old, he first steps foot in Iran, where the Islamic Revolution is in full swing. There, he obtains his diploma in modern literature and at the same time, becomes a journalist and a film critic. Although he first started creating through the writing, he quickly discovers himself a passion for filmmaking. In 1993, eager for new experiments, Nader Homayoun joins the Fémis, where he receives, among others, Jean Rouch’s lessons, and moves back to Paris where his film projects flourish. In 1997, after graduating in filmmaking, he decides to devote the majority of his work to Iran. His short film "C'est pour bientôt", competes at the Venice Film Festival in 2005 and the documentary "Iran, a cinematographic revolution” also wins several awards. In 2010, the filmmaker makes his first feature film, soberly entitled "Teheran". An ode to the Irani capital, the film describes a city where violence and corruption rub shoulders with effervescence. "Teheran" wins the Critics' Week Prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers. In 2015, Nader Takmil Homayoun directs his first TV movie for ARTE, " Les pieds dans le tapis ", followed in 2019 by a second film for ARTE, " Noces d'or ".

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  • Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution

    ایران: یک انقلاب سینمایی
    Directed by Nader Takmil Homayoun • 2006 • Iran
    Throughout the twentieth century, Iranian filmmakers never ceased to fight against monarchical and then Islamic power. From this confrontation, an original cinematography emerged and is today exported worldwide. This documen...