Kianoush Ayari (Persian: کیانوش عیاری, born May 14, 1951) is an Iranian writer and director. He is famous for his realistic style and unique stories like heart transplantation in his movie Boodan yaa naboodan or fate of a teacher after the horrible Bam earthquake in Bidar show, Arezoo!.
Kianoush Ayari in the 8th celebration of Iran Society of Film Critics and Writers
May 14, 1951|
He was born in the city of Ahvaz, southwest of Iran. Ayari started his cinematic career by making 8mm short films. His first professional movie was Tanooreyeh Div. His movie Abadani-ha won the Silver Leopard for the best Movie at Locarno Film Festival in 1994. His most controversial movie The Paternal House was screened at 69th Venice Film Festival but yet to be screened publicly in Iran as of december 2016 but was screened at a few cinemas in United States of America. Mehdi Hashemi, one of the best actors of Iranian theatre and cinema has played the main actor role in his movies for the last two decades, including: Thousand Eyes (TV Series), Roozegar-e Gharib (TV Series), The Paternal House and his latest movie Kanape'.
His brother Dariush Ayari is a cinematographer. They collaborated in Thousand Eyes (TV Series), Roozegar-e Gharib (TV Series) and The Paternal House.
|1985||4th Fajr Film Festival||Best Director||Tanooreyeh Div||Won|
|1987||6th Fajr Film Festival||Best Director||Ansuyeh Atash||Won|
|1994||Locarno International Film Festival||Silver Leopard||Abadani-Ha||Won|
|1994||Nantes Three Continents Festival||Golden Montgolfiere||Abadani-Ha||Nominated|
|1998||Cairo International Film Festival||Best Screenplay||Boodan yaa naboodan||Won|
|1998||Cairo International Film Festival||Golden Pyramid||Boodan yaa naboodan||Nominated|
|2002||Karlovy Vary International Film Festival||Crystal Globe||Sofreh Irani||Nominated|
|2004||23rd Fajr Film Festival||Best Director||Bidar show, Arezoo!||Won|
|2004||23rd Fajr Film Festival||Best Art Achievement||Bidar show, Arezoo!||Won|
|2012||Venice Film Festival||Venice Horizons Award||The Paternal House||Nominated|