0719 GMT January 20, 2021
Hashempour was born on March 23, 1944 in Tehran. He made his film debut in 1968 with ‘White Hell’.
His performance in ‘Weak Point’ in 1983 with a shaved head was a turning point in his career, drawing filmmakers’ attention. He, subsequently, starred in a number of movies with the same appearance in that year, moqavematfilmfest.ir reported.
Hashempour’s performance in Iraj Qaderi’s ‘Invasion’ (1984) turned him into one of Iran’s most popular actors.
The actor has appeared in numerous movies, including ‘Mother’ (1989), ‘The Devoted’ (1991), ‘Swan Song’ (2000), ‘Journey to Tomorrow’ (2001), ‘Poisonous Mushroom’ (2001), ‘The Fifth Reaction’ (2002), ‘My Father’s Farm’ (2003), ‘The Stranger’ (2012), ‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’ (2013), ‘Kalashnikov’ (2013) and ‘The Days of Love and Betrayal’ (2013).
Shoorje is a filmmaker who has tied his name to the Sacred Defense and 1979 Islamic Revolution.
In the years after victory in the eight-year imposed war, he has always been busy producing works about the Sacred Defense.
He is one of the few filmmakers in Iranian cinema who has always been concerned with making films with the themes of the values of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense.
During the imposed war, he went to the front as a cameraman and at the same time began his works in the Art Bureau.
He has cooperated in several films such as: ‘Flying in the Night,’ directed by the late Rasoul Mollaqolipour; ‘Objective Conditions,’ directed by Ahmad-Reza Garshasbi; and ‘Purple Diamond,’ directed by Rahim Rahimipour as an assistant director.
Shoorje never neglected television, producing several works including ‘Revolution Narrates,’ ‘Shab Cheragh,’ ‘Unknown Cases’ and ‘Curtain of Love’.
Mohsen Ali-Akbari has always thought about the production of works with the subject of Sacred Defense and has produced several films and serials with the theme of the Sacred Defense.
He believes that the cinema of Sacred Defense is not limited to war films, but contains every revolutionary trend.
sInaugurated on Sept. 21, the festival was wrapped up on Sept. 27, coinciding with the Sacred Defense Week covering the sections “Health Defenders”, and from November 21 to 27, in sections of “Main Competition”, “Resistance Prominent Martyr – Special Section”, “Best Film Competition in Absolute Sense” and “Narrations of Pen – Scriptwriting Competition”.