Iranian film director, Jafar Panahi, 62, has been arrested

Iranian film director, Jafar Panahi, 62, has been arrested

The award-winning Iranian director Jafar Panahi has been arrested. He is the third director to be detained in less than a week, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.  In 2015, the Berlin International Film Festival awarded Jafar Panahi, 62, a Golden Bear. 

Panahi has gone on to earn numerous accolades at international film festivals, such as the top prize in Berlin for “Taxi” in 2015 and the best screenplay award at Cannes for his movie “Three Faces” in 2018.

Why Was Iranian Director Jafar Panahi Arrested?

Iranian director Jafar Panahi is in jail for protesting against the arrest of his colleagues over the week.  Following up on the recent arrests of his pal, Mohammad Rasoulof, Panahi went to the local prosecutor’s office on Monday and was then detained, according to the Mehr news agency. 

Along with his colleague Mostafa Aleahmad, Rasoulof was detained last week for their roles in the 2020 Golden Bear-winning film there is No Evil.

Besides, the two were arrested after speaking out against how the government handled a catastrophic building collapse that happened on May 23 in Khuzestan Province, in southwest Iran.  The tragic collapse of the 10-story Metropolis building in the city of Abadan caused the deaths of 43 people and sparked irate demonstrations and calls for the officials responsible to be prosecuted and punished.

Jafar Panahi Age, Family, and Early Life

Jafar Panâhi was born on 11 July 1960 at Mianeh, East Azerbaijan, and the Imperial State of Iran. His present age is 62 years old at the time of this writing of this article. Jafar grew up alongside four sisters and two brothers.

jafar panahi family
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His father worked as a house painter while his mother’s details are missing at the moment. Starting at the tender age of 12, Panahi worked after school in order to afford to go see films. His impoverished childhood helped to form the humanistic worldview of his films.

Jafar Panahi Career, What was his profession?

Jafar Panahi was an Iranian film director and Iranian New Wave film movement. He worked as the assistant director for fellow Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, The White Balloon (1995).

The film also bagged the Caméra d’Or at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, the first major award an Iranian film won at Cannes.

Jafar Panahi Net Worth, How much does he earn?

His net worth figure is estimated to be $ 215 million.

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Which school/college did he go to? What was his major?

His academic degree and educational details are missing at the moment.

Jafar Panahi Wife, What about his relationship?

Jafar Panahi was married to Tahereh Saidi, whom he first met in college when she was working as a nurse.

jafar panahi wife
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The duo has 2 kids whose names are a son, Panah Panahi, born in 1984, and a daughter, Solmaz Panahi.

Jafar Panahi social media reach

Jafar Panahi seems to be inactive on social media sites. He does not have an official Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account.

Jafar Panahi’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation,

HeightNot Available
WeightNot Available
Hair colorNot Available
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Jafar Panahi’s which you should be knows

NationalityIranian
EthnicityAsian
Zodiac signCancer
Age62
Relationship  statusMarried
Children2
PartnerTahere Saeedi

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