0435 GMT January 25, 2022
Iranian film director and scriptwriter Kambuzia Partovi died from coronavirus complications at the age of 65.
Born in 1955, the co-writer of ‘Muhammad (PBUH): The Messenger of God,’ by Majid Majidi died in Day Hospital in Tehran, IRNA reported.
In 1988 he made his feature film debut, ‘Golnar.’ Partovi’s film in 2007 ‘Café Transit,’ which received a special mention at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina, was picked to represent Iranian cinema at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Partovi has written famous scripts including, ‘The Truck,’ ‘Ferrari,’ and ‘I’m Taraneh, 15 Years Old’.
He wrote several screenplays for other directors and trained young Iranian artists and filmmakers.
Partovi won many awards at several domestic and international film events including the House of Cinema Celebration, Chicago International Film Festival, Fajr Film Festival, Dhaka Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
Recently, he was honored at the 33rd International Film Festival for Children and Youth.