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Abbas Ali Hatami
Date of birth
19 August 1944, Tehran, Iran
Date of death
7 December 1996, Tehran, Iran
Director | Writer | Costume Designer
Selected filmography of
Ali Hatami (August 19th, 1944 - December 7th, 1996)
Born in Tehran on August 19, 1944. Died on Dec. 5, 1996. Full name: Abbas Ali Hatami. Graduated from the college of Dramatic Arts.
Began his professional career as writer of short TV screenplays and also as playwright.
Among his plays are: The Demon and the Bald Hassan, Adam and Eve, The Fisherman's Story, City of Oranges, Talisman and Silk.
Hatami Began his film career in 1970 by writing and directing The Bald Hassan. In subsequent years he developed a personal filmmaking style that was characterised by melodious dialogues, traditional Iranian ambiance created through architecture and set design.
His last film, World Champion Takhti, remained unfinished because of the director's death.
Feature Films (He wrote all his film scripts)
1969: The Bald Hassan (winner of best screenplay prize at the First Festival of the Iranian Films organised by the Ministry of Art and Culture),
1970: The Ring – nocked Dove (also set and costume designer), Baba Shamal, Ghalandar,
1972: Sattar Khan, The Suitor,
1977: Sutedelan (also set and costume designer),
1982: Haji Washington (also co-producer, writer of text for trailer released in 1998),
1984: Kamal-ol-Molk (also set and costume designer; winner of prize of best Actor: Jamshid Mashayekhi at the third Fajr Film Festival)
1984-87: Jafar Khan Has Returned from Europe (also set and costume designer; winner of the Crystal Simorgh prizes of Best Make-up, Best Actress: Roqaye Chehre Azad, Best Supporting Actor: Akbar Abdi at the Eighth Fajr Film Festival),
1991: The Love - Stricken (also set and costume designer, producer),
1976: World Champion Takhti (project remained unfinished with Hatami's death.
Modern Times in Tehran - Tehrane Roozegare No (2000)
Takhti The World Hero (1996)
The Love-Stricken | Del Shodegan (1992)
Mother - Madar (1989)
Kamalolmolk | Kamal-ol-Molk (1984)
Hajji Washington (1982)
Hezar Dastan (1978 - 1987)
Broken Hearts - Suteh Delan (1978)
Sultan-e Sahebgharan (TV Series) (1976)
Sattar Khan (1972)
Suitor - Khastegar (1972)
Baba Shamal (1971) (Musical)
The Pigeon - Toghie (1971)
Bald Hasan - Hasan Kachal (1970)
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