Rakhshan Banietemad

Rakhshan Banietemad

Iran

Biography

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad was born in Tehran and is considered by many to be Iran’s preeminent female filmmaker. Her work has tackled controversial issues such as the struggles single women face trying to earn a living in Iran. She began her career making documentaries for television before moving into narrative features, including THE BLUE-VEILED (1995), which won a Bronze Leopard at FF Locarno, and UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY (2001).

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