Farnoosh Samadi

Farnoosh Samadi è una regista iraniana, diplomata all’Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma.
Ha lavorato come cosceneggiatrice nei pluripremiati cortometraggi di Ali Asgari, come “More Than Two Hours” (2013), in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and “The Baby”, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

She is even co-writer of Ali's first feature film, “Disappearance,” developed at the Cinefondation La Residence of the Cannes Film Festival, which had its world and North American premieres at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. “Il Silenzio (The Silence)” (2016), her first short film as a director -co-directed with Ali Asgari - had its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. "Gaze" (2017), her second feature, had its world premiere in competition at the Locarno Film Festival. Farnoosh is a member of the Academy.

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Ali Asgari

Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He graduated in cinema in Italy. He is a pupil of the 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus. Two of his short films, “More Than Two Hours” (2013) and “Il Silenzio (The Silence)” (2016), co-directed with Farnoosh Samadi, were in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Films section.

His short film "The Baby" premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. His short films have been screened at over 600 festivals around the world, including Sundance, BFI and Melbourne, and have won over 150 international awards.

“Disappearance”, his first feature film developed at the Cinefondation La Residence at the Cannes Film Festival, had its world and North American premiere at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. He is a member of the Academy.