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Mihrjūʼī, Dāriyūsh

Overview
Works: 108 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 1,443 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī
The cow Gaav( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Persian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more that anything in the world but, while he is away, the cow mysteriously dies and the villages try to convince Hassan that she has only wandered off. The griefstricken Hassan begins to believe that he is the cow
Hamoun by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Persian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Hamid Hamoun, an executive in a large import-export business, who also works as a part-time English instructor. He feels alienated from Iranian society, bound by its conventions yet unwilling to abide by its rigid laws. His wife wants to divorce him but is unable to do so under Islamic law. In this film, husband and wife struggle to find their own solid ground
Sārā Sara( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Persian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Ibsen's classic play A doll's house has been adapted and set in modern Iran. Sara is the perfect young housewife, eager to serve. When husband Hessam requires an expensive emergency operation abroad, it is she who arranges the funds. For the next three years Sara labours secretly to pay the shady loan and save Hessam's manly pride. Then the truth is revealed and with it, the reality of her marriage
Santūrī Santouri the music man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Persian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musician who plays an ancient instrument finds his life taking a tragic turn when his addiction to heroin causes him to lose his job and his wife
The pear tree( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Persian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film opens in a dark and drab contemporary setting but comes alive with light and color when Mahmoud remembers his childhood from the late 1940s, a time of respite for Iran before the political crises of the 1950s
Dāyirah-i Mīnā The cycle( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Persian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ali struggles to care for his invalid father after moving him to a Tehran hospital. With few opportunities to make money, he sells his blood on the black market to dealers who in turn sell the much-needed substance to the hospitals. Tired of being exploited, Ali decides to join the illegal trafficking of products, rising to the top of the black market. Along the way he becomes cold and corrupted as he sells everything from leftover food to tainted blood
Pari( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Persian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top literature scholar suffers a nervous breakdown after a fire claims the life of one of her brothers. Her elder brother tries to save her. Unauthorized adaptation of J.D. Salinger's book Franny and Zooey
Hamoun (The desert)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Persian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Hamid Hamoun, an executive in a large import-export business, who also works as a part-time English instructor. He feels alienated from Iranian society, bound by its conventions yet unwilling to abide by its rigid laws. His wife wants to divorce him but is unable to do so under Islamic law. In this film, husband and wife struggle to find their own solid ground
Sara by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Persian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehrjui is one of three Iranian directors who spearheaded Iranian cinema. This New Wave cinema icon is an intellectual director whose films are often inspired by literature. Sara, one of several female-character films of the nineties, offers an Iranian version of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, with modern-day Teheran wife Sara in the role of Nora, Hessam playing the Torvald character working in a bank, and her friend Sima playing the Iranian equivalent of Mrs. Linde. Sima's past lover (Goshtasb, the Iranian equivalent of Nils Krogstad) is the man Sara gets a shady loan from when her husband requires an expensive emergency operation abroad. Playing her role as the perfect young submissive housewife, Sara labors secretly for the next three years, embroidering wedding gowns to pay the loan and save Hessam's manly pride, until the truth is revealed and, with it, the reality of her marriage. Sara watches her world fall to dust but then awakens to her own rights. Awards/Festivals: Crystal Simorgh for Best Screenplay Fajr Film Festival 1993; Audience Award Nantes Three Continents Festival 1993; Golden Seashell & Silver Seashell for Best Actress San Sebastián International Film Festival 1993; Toronto International Film Festival
Dear cousin is lost( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Persian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Cousin is Lost was first screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival as the first part of a two film feature titled, Tales of Kish (the second part being Testing Democracy). Set on Kish, a duty-free island in Iran, Dear Cousin Is Lost constitutes a highly eccentric narrative about lost love and longing. The film deftly blends farce and romance, comedy and drama to tell the story of an actor (Ali) who keeps seeing the spector of his dead bride flying through the sky while he tries to shoot a film scene. Shifting between fantasy and reality, Ali momentarily dies during the film shoot when he opts to join his bride on an aerial sojourn around the island. Despite being content to stay with his wife, Ali is eventually returned back to the land of the living. Festivals: Cannes Film Festival 1998
Dar kharābāt-i mughān : rumān by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in Persian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian fiction - 20th century
Mr. Gullible by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

1 edition published in 1972 in Persian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on the surface Mr. Gullible contains all the hallmarks of a good comedy, at its heart this movie portrays with uncommon clarity the pitfalls of love and the pain of betrayal. When the protagonist leaves his small village and travels to Tehran to find a wife, he does so with all the gusto and naivete of one who has not experienced the world. Yet even when Mr. Gullible encounters some of the harsh realities of the big city, he is not dissuaded from accomplishing his mission to find a bride. When he finally meets what he believes is the perfect woman, Mr Gullible showers her with gifts and asks her to marry him. However, his romantic visions of life with his lady love are obliterated when he discovers her true identity. Festivals/Awards: Special Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival, 1971; Best film, best direction, best screenplay, best actress, best supporting actor at the Third National Film Festival Sepas, 1971
Mum's guest by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Persian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gently biting social comedy on the shared expectations of Persian hospitality. A mother of a poor family has guests coming for dinner, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party organized without calling in the resources of the whole neighborhood, centered on the communal courtyard of their traditional apartment building. Awards/Festivals: Winner Crystal Simorgh for Best Film Fajr Film Festival 2004; Adelaide Film Festival
Mihman-i maman Mum's guest( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Persian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of guest show up at the door of a relatively poor family. They eat dinner and stay for the night. Dariyush Mihrjuʼī has used this simple storyline to create an epic masterpiece that is about nothing and everything
The mix by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Persian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are just three days left until the commencement of the Fajr International Film Festival. Everyone, including the filmmaking crew, are doing their best to get the film ready for showing at the Festival, but there are many issues and endless problems along the way to confront. Festivals: Fajr Film Festival
Shirak by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Persian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the stunning landscape of rural Iran, Shirak is a symbolic rural drama centered on a young boy who lives in a small agricultural village that is being terrorized by wild boars. When his father is mauled to death by the boars during an attack on one of the village fields, Shirak suddenly finds himself the head of the household. Determined to hunt down the dangerous animals and kill them, he picks dates in order to be able to purchase a watchdog from one of the local villagers. Together, Shirak and his dog confront the beasts when they attack the village. While filming Shirak in 1988, his eleventh film, Mehrjui observed, 'I can remark that this film is different from my other works. Maybe it's because I've used epic for the first time to describe the story. The major reason for my attraction to story was its difference. Another attractive point of the story was the growth of the youth and the way you can show the process of growth in a teenager by putting thoughts and actions together into one. It's the never-ending process of a human being in search of himself and his personality, and that's the reason he has to go through a particular route.' Awards/Festivals: Jury Special Award to Mehdi Asadi, the child actor of Shirak in the 6th Fajr Intermational Film Festival 1988, Golden Apricot International Film Festival (Retrospective)
Gāv The Cow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Persian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hasan, a peasant, is the only one in his small and poor village lucky enough to own a cow. He spoils the cow like a child and lives in perpetual fear that the inhabitants of a neighboring and hostile village will steal his cow. One day, when Hasan is out of the village at work, the cow dies. The villagers bury the cow and tell Hasan it wandered off. Hasan can't believe it. In his sorrow and astonishment, he takes the place of his cow."--Www.IranianMovies.com
Bemani( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Persian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plight of Iranian women is detailed in this harrowing drama from Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui. Attempting to escape an arranged marriage with a much older man, a desperate young woman follows the example of her friend and opts for self-immolation. Bemani made it's theatrical debut at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Ijarihnishinha the Lodgers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in Persian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic tale of landlord-tenant relations in an old house
Bih khāṭir-i yak fīlm-i buland-i laʻnatī : rumān by Dāriyūsh Mihrjūʼī( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Persian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dāriyūsh Mihrjūyī

Mehrjui, Dariush

Mehrjui, Daryush

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Mihrjūyī, Dāriyūsh

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