Hana Makhmalbaf

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Film (documentary, short film)
Middle East, Europe, Southern
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Greece
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Hana Makhmalbaf


Hana Makhmalbaf, youngest daughter of renowned filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, was born in Tehran in 1988. Like her brother and sister, she also studied film at the Makhmalbaf Film School, founded by her father. She was only 8 when she made her first short film “The Day My Aunt Was Ill”. Her other interests include working as an artist, photographer and short story writer. When she was 13, she published her first book, “Visa for One Moment”, a volume of poetry in English, Farsi and French. Her first full-length film, “Joy of Madness” (2003), documents the problems and difficulties confronting her sister Samira while filming “At Five in the Afternoon”, and won two international prizes at the Venice Film Festival.
Author: House of World Cultures


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

Far Near Distance

Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists

(19 March 04 - 09 May 04)