Poulad and Masoud kimiayi in France

Filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Masoud KIMIAI (Iran, 1941) started his career as an assistant director before making his debut in 1968 with Come Stranger. His second film Qeysar (1969) – alongside Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow (1969) – is considered a “landmark in Iranian cinema” and both films propelled the Iranian New Wave. The characters in his films are often people at the margins of society and their dialogues are based on slang and ordinary traditional people’s dialect. For The Journey of the Stone (1978), he received an OCIC Prize at Cairo International Film Festival, and he was awarded a prize at Berlinale for Snake Fang (1990).