Mani  Haghighi

Mani Haghighi

Iran

Biography

Mani Haghighi was born in 1969 in Tehran. He is an Iranian filmmaker, screen writer and actor. His first feature, ABADAN (2004), was banned by Iranian officials but bootleg copies of the film helped initiate a new wave of Iranian underground film. His second feature, MEN AT WORK (2006), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won several international prizes, including the Best Screenplay Prize at the Asian Film Awards and the Founders’ Prize at Michael Moore’s Traverse City FF. CANAAN (2008), an adaptation of an Alice Munro short story, won the Audience Prize for Best Film at Fajr IFF. Haghighi co-wrote, directed, produced and acted in his fourth feature, MODEST RECEPTION (2012), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival where it won the NETPAC Prize, and went on to sweep eight more international prizes, including the Free Spirit Award at the Warsaw Film Festival. A DRAGON ARRIVES! was selected in Competition at the Berlinale in 2016.

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