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Azadeh Moussavi

was born in Tehran in 1980. Bachelor of Arts in Directing from Cinema & Theatre Faculty of Tehran University of Arts. Author of several independent works and two documentaries in collaboration with Kourosh Ataee.

FILMOGRAPHY

From Iran, A Separation, 2013; Finding Farideh, 2018.

Kourosh Ataee

was born in 1990. Studied at the courses of filmmaking at Iran Young Cinema Society (2007). Author of several independent works and two documentaries in collaboration with Azadeh Moussavi.

FILMOGRAPHY

From Iran, A Separation, 2013; Finding Farideh, 2018.

FINDING FARIDEH (12+)

Iran , 2018, colour, 88 min.
Directors: Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
“Finding Farideh” is a feature-length documentary about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who had been abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran when she was 6 months old in 1976, and then she got adopted by a Dutch couple and left Iran to the Netherlands to start her new life. Her parents promised to take her to Iran when she turns 18, but it never happened. Now, she overcomes her fears and starts a personal journey to her motherland Iran for the first time to meet her biological family and to find out about her Iranian identity and culture.

AWARDS

Cinema Verite Documentary Film Festival (Iran, 2019) – Best Film in Art & Experience Section, Best Editing, Best Music, Special Prize of Festival’s Director; 20th Iran’s Cinema Celebration Academy Awards (Iran, 2018) – Best Documentary Award; 10th Independent Celebration of Iranian Documentary Films (Iran, 2018) – An Honorary Diploma for Best Directing and the Award for Best Sound Design; 1st Cinema Cinema Academy Awards (Iran, 2019) – Best Documentary Film; Kazan International Muslim Film Festival (Russia, 2019) – Special Prize of the Tatarstan’s President for “Humanity in Cinema”