Bahman Farmanara

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About Bahman Farmanara Bahman Farmanara (Persian: بهمن فرمان آرا, born Jan.23, 1942 in Tehran) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Bahman Farmanara is the second son in a family of four brothers and one sister. The family business was Textile and he was the only son who did not join the business and went off to United Kingdom and later on to US to study acting and directing. He graduated from University of Southern California with a BA in Cinema in 1966.After returning to Iran and doing military service, he joined the National Iranian Radio and Television.Works He produced some major films, including Abbas Kiarostami's first feature, The Report (1977), Bahram Bayzai's The Crow (1977), Khosrow Haritash's Divine One (1976), Mohammad-Reza Aslani's Wind and Chess (1976) and Valerio Zurlini's Desert of the Tartars (1977 co-production with Italy and France). Farmanara moved to France and then to Canada in 1980, establishing a distribution company and a film festival for children and young adults in Vancouver. He returned to Iran in the late 1990s. He made and starred in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (film) in 2000, which won several prizes from the International Fajr Film Festival, including The Best Film and The Best Director awards.

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Rank Name Total
10. Ali Hatami 459
11. Nasser Taghvai 451
12. Rakhshan B. 371
13. Abbas Kiarostami 316
14. Bahman Farmanara 254
15. Asghar Farhadi 209
16. Masoud Kimiai 170
17. Kamal Tabrizi 107
18. Parisa Bakhtavar 106

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Rank Name Total
128. Marcel Pagnol 278
129. Khaled Youssef 277
130. Leila Kanaan 271
131. Rasim Ojagov 269
132. Bahman Farmanara 254
133. Ram Gopal Varma 211
134. Asghar Farhadi 209
135. Jean-Luc Godard 206
136. Akira Kurosawa 200

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