Niki Karimi

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Niki Karimi is one of Iran’s most talented and best-known screen actors. Born in 1971 in Tehran, she has appeared in around 21 films and has won Best Actress awards at both national and international film festivals, for example, in 1993 in San Sebastian and Nantes, 1999 in Taormina and just two years later at the Cairo Film Festival. Her director debut came with “To Have or not to Have” (2001), a documentary examining the problems facing childless couples in a society where infertility is considered a disgrace and ranks as the main reason for divorce.
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Sout-e payan - Final Whistle

Film / TV,
Feature film. Iran. Direction, script and acting

Chand rooz ba´d...- A Few Days Later

Film / TV,
Feature film. Iran. Direction and Script

Yek shab - One Night

Film / TV,
Feature film. Iran. Direction and Script


Best Actress. Award of the Three Continents Festival in Nantes/France;
Best Actress. Silver Shell of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Donostia-San Sebastián/Spain
Best Actress. Award of the Cairo International Film Festival;
Best Actress. Award of the Fajr Film Festival in Teheran


This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the partner institutions.

Far Near Distance

Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists

(19 March 04 - 09 May 04)