Ebrahim Golestan biography

Ebrahim Golestan

Film director

1922 –

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Who is Ebrahim Golestan?

Ebrahim Golestan, is an Iranian filmmaker and literary figure with a career spanning half a century. He has lived in Sussex, United Kingdom, since 1975.

He is the father of Iranian photojournalist Kaveh Golestan, and Lili Golestan, translator and owner and artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran. His grandson, Mani Haghighi, is also a film director. His other grandson Mehrak, is a rapper.

He was closely associated with the controversial and eminent Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad until her death, whom he met at his studio in 1958. He is said to have inspired her to live more independently.

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Born
Oct 19, 1922
Shiraz
Also known as
  • Ibrahim Golestan
  • ابراهیم گلستان
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Children
Nationality
  • Iran
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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