News ID: 231888
Published: 0407 GMT September 27, 2018

Veteran Iranian director Samadi dies, aged 66

Veteran Iranian director Samadi dies, aged 66

Renowned Iranian filmmaker-cum-director Yadollah Samadi died at the age of 66 due to cardiac arrest.

Recently, he was hospitalized for a liver transplant surgery, ISNA wrote.

In 1984, he directed his first film, 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'.

Born in 1952, Samadi directed a number of TV series, including 'Passion to Fly' (2007-2011) and 'The Haft Seen' (The Seven 'S') in 2013.

Samadi also made several motion pictures such as 'The Bus' (1985), 'Station' (1987), 'Apartment No. 13' (1990), 'Two and a Half People' (1991), 'Domrol' (1993), 'The Miracle of Laughter' (1996), 'My Lady' (2002), 'City of Chaos' (2005), 'Private Precinct' (2008) and 'The Other's Father' (2014).

He received awards at Iran's prestigious Fajr Film Festival. 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (1984), directed by Samadi, won Crystal Simorgh for Best Director while Crystal Simorgh for Best Screenplay was also awarded to his 'Apartment No.13' (1990).

He was in charge of Iran's House of Cinema during 1998-2001 and acted as head of Iranian Cinema Directors Association.

The director was also selected as a member of the panel of jury for the 17th and the 30th Fajr International Film Festival in Iranian Cinema section.

He received the First Grade Artistic Certificate (equivalent to a PhD) from Iran's Culture Ministry.


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