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Farrokh Ghaffari
Birth: 1921
Death: Dec. 17, 2006

Iranian Film Maker. Born in Tehran, he left Iran for Belgium after he finished middle school. He went to France and studied French literature at the University of Grenoble and became interested in films. In 1941, he returned to Iran and established the National Film Center of Iran in 1950. His debut film "South of the City" (1958), took a critical look at the impoverished of Tehran but was banned. Renamed "Competition in the City" several years later it was screened with great international reviews. In 1964, his "Night of the Hunchback" inspired a serious movement toward literature in Iranian cinema. He wrote screenplays, which focused on the bitter political and social atmosphere dominating Iran in the 1960s. After his movie endeavors, he devoted himself to research administrative duties at the Iranian state TV before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. He is regarded as one of the founders of Iran's intellectual new wave cinema and an inspiration to all independent filmmakers. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2006
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