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Full Name  Masoud Kimiai
Children  Poulad Kimiayi
Role  Director

Name  Masoud Kimiai
Years active  1968–present
Siblings  Iran Kimiai
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Born  July 29, 1941 (age 74) (1941-07-29) Tehran, Iran
Occupation  Film directorScreenwriter
Spouse  Googoosh (m. 1991–2003), Giti Pashaei (m. 1969–1991)
Movies  Qeysar, Metropole, The Deers, Crime, Protest
Similar People  Poulad Kimiayi, Googoosh, Behrouz Vossoughi, Giti Pashaei, Dariush Mehrjui

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Masoud Kimiai or Masoud Kimiaei (Persian: مسعود کیمیایی‎‎, born 29 July 1941 in Tehran) is an Iranian director, screenwriter and producer.


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Kimiai started his career as an assistant director and made his debut, Come Stranger, in 1968. With his second film, Qeysar (1969), he and Dariush Mehrjui with The film The Cow, caused a historical change in Iranian film industry. But Dariush Mehrjui's film with more artistic values has sustained its level of greatness through history of Iranian cinema. Qeysar became a great success at the box office and opened the way for young, talented filmmakers who never had a chance in the industry before.

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His films deal with people at the margin of the society with his anti-hero characters that die at the end. Many directors of commercial films imitated his Kaiser/ Qeysar for about 6 years, but in the last decade he focuses on young antagonists. He usually writes his screenplays, using slang dialogs based on ordinary traditional people’s dialect but some Iranians find those dialogues unrealistic and weird.

In 1991, he was awarded a prize in 41st Berlin International Film Festival for his Snake Fang. This was not his sole international prize. At the Cairo International Film festival in 1979 he got from the International Catholic Organisation for Cinema (OCIC), the OCIC Prize for his film The Journey of the Stone. The international OCIC jury gave its award to this film because The Journey of the Stone denounced the exploitation of mankind by mankind and called for a more just social order. Crime directed by Kimiai Winner Crystal Simorgh Best Film in Fajr International Film Festival 2011.

He has been married 3 times. He was married to the late Iranian pop singer Giti Pashaei until 1991, afterwards he married the Iranian pop singer Googoosh.


  • Come Stranger, 1968
  • Qeysar, 1969
  • Reza Motorcyclist (1970)
  • Dash Akol, 1971
  • The Soil, 1973
  • Baluch, 1972
  • Gavaznha, 1974
  • The Horse (short film)
  • The Oriental Boy (short film), 1974
  • Ghazal, 1976
  • The Journey of the Stone, 1978
  • The Red Line, 1982
  • The Blade and the Silk, 1987
  • The Lead, 1988
  • Snake Fang, 1990
  • The Sergeant, 1991
  • The Wolf's Trail, 1992
  • Ziafat, 1995
  • Tejarat, 1995
  • Soltan, 1996
  • Mercedes, 1998
  • Faryad, 1999
  • Eteraz, 2002
  • Friday Soldiers, 2004
  • Verdict, 2005
  • The Boss, 2006
  • Trial on the Street, 2009
  • Crime, 2011
  • Qeysar 40 saal baad (Documentary), 2011
  • Metropole, 2014
  • Ghatel-e Ahli, 2016
  • Awards

  • Nominated Crystal Simorgh Best Director Fajr International Film Festival 2000
  • Winner Special Jury Prize Montreal World Film Festival 1992
  • Honourable Mention 41st Berlin International Film Festival 1991
  • Nominated Crystal Simorgh Best Trailer Fajr International Film Festival 1989
  • OCIC International Catholic Organization for Cinema 1979
  • Winner Award fot Best Director Cairo International Film Festival 1979
  • Winner Silver Medal International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 1976
  • Best Script Tashkent International Film Forum 1971
  • Best Film and Writer Sepas Film Festival 1969
  • Best Director Sepas Film Festival 1969
  • References

    Masoud Kimiai Wikipedia