Covid-19 claims the life of Paris-based Iranian documentary filmmaker

Last Updated: April 5, 2020By Tags: , , ,

Kioumars Derambakhsh, the Iranian director, documentary maker and still photographer, died in Paris of COVID 19, on March 31st. During his long career, his many interests and wide culture caused him to direct a number of documentaries on a range of subjects, (including a thirteen-episode series on the drawings of Eugène Flandin, famed French 19th-century traveler to Iran, or ancient Armenian churches in Ispahan) feature films, among which the 1975 version of “The Blind Owl” based on the novel by Sadegh Hedayat, and act as still photographer on a number of films for major directors such as Bahram Beyzaie, Masoud Kimiai or Amir Naderi.

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