Kambuzia Partovi (also spelt Kambozia Partovi, born 11 November 1955) (Persian: کامبوزیا پرتوی‎) is an Iranian film director and scriptwriter.

کامبوزیا پرتوی
Kambuzia Partovi
Kamboziya Partovi.jpg
Partovi in Berlin, Germany, February 2013
Kambuzia Partovi

(1955-11-11) November 11, 1955 (age 64)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor
Years active1988–present
Known forCafé Transit
Spouse(s)Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee
(m. 1980)
AwardsFIPRESCI Prize (2006)

He was born in Rasht, Iran on the Caspian Sea. After studying theater arts in school he wrote mainly scripts for TV series.

In 1988 he made his feature film debut with Golnar.[1] His 2007 film Café Transit, which received the special mention at Mar del Plata film festival, was selected by Iran as its candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

He has written screenplays for other directors, most notably Jafar Panahi's The Circle. In 2013 he acted in and co-directed Closed Curtain with Panahi.

Partovi has trained and supported many Iranian artists and film makers, most notably Bahman Ghobadi.




Awards and honorsEdit

  • UNICEF Award (1989)
  • FIPRESCI Prize (2006)
  • Special Mention at Mar del Plata film festival (2006)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pardé" (PDF). berlinale. Retrieved 2013-02-24.

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