Leila Hatami

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Leila Hatami
Leila Hatami in 2017 08.jpg
Leila Hatami at the Fajr International Film Festival in 2017
Born (1972-10-01) October 1, 1972 (age 46)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s)
Ali Mosaffa (m. 1998)
Children 2
Parent(s) Ali Hatami (father)

Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمیLeylā Hātamī; born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress and director. She is known for her work in Iranian cinema,[1] including her performance in the Academy Award-winning film A Separation, for which she won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hatami was born in Tehran. She is the daughter of influential Iranian director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam. After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French literature.[3] After completing her studies, she returned to live in Iran.

Career[edit]

Hatami played several small roles in her father's productions throughout her youth, including in the Hezar Dastan television series and the Kamalolmolk movie. Her first leading film appearance was the title role in the 1996 film Leila., directed by Dariush Mehrjui. She received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival.[4] Following this, she continued to act regularly in Iranian cinema.

She has starred in dozens of films, and has often garnered critical acclaim and accolades. For her performance in The Deserted Station (2002), she was nominated for the Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress and she won the Best Actress Award at the 26th Montreal World Film Festival.[5]

She has appeared in her husband's films as a director, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (2005) and The Last Step (2012). She also designed the sets and the costumes of The Last Step and, in addition to receiving the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance, she received a nomination for the Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Production Design and Costume Design for her work on the film.

In 2012, she received international attention for her role in the critical acclaimed Asghar Farhadi film, A Separation, which won dozens of accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[6] Her performance earned critical acclaim and various awards, including the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.[7] IndieWire praised her portrayal as one of the best female performances of the 21st century.[8]

Hatami alongside her fellow jury members at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

In April 2014, she was announced as a member of the main competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[9] Whilst there, she greeted Cannes President Gilles Jacob with a kiss on the cheek, which is a form of greeting in France.[10] Iran's Deputy Culture Minister Hossein Noushabadi offered criticism of her for this:

"I hope that those who attend international arenas as Iranian women would be careful about the chastity and dignity of Iranians so that the image of the Iranian woman is not tainted before the world," he said. "If they respect Islamic norms and the national culture and beliefs of Iran, it would be a desirable thing for Iranian celebrities to go abroad, but if their presence lacks regard for social values and ethical criteria, the Iranian nation is not going to accept it."[10]

In May 2014, after receiving significant backlash for the kiss in Iran—including calls for her to be flogged—Hatimi later apologized for her actions in a letter.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a son named Mani (born February 2007) and a daughter named Asal (born October 2008).

Beside her native Persian language she is fluent in French, English, and German.

Filmography and awards[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1984 Kamalolmolk Ali Hatami
1992 Del Shodegan (a.k.a. The Love Stricken) Ali Hatami
1996 Leila Dariush Mehrjui Fajr International Film Festival Honorary Diploma for Outstanding Performance by an Actress
Donyaye Tasvir Award for Best Actress
1998 Sheida Kamal Tabrizi Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival for Best Actror
Nominated – Donyaye Tasvir Award for Best Actress
2000 The Mix Dariush Mehrjui
2000 The English Bag (a.k.a. Keef-e Englisi) (TV Series) Seyed Ziaeddin Dorri Sima Festival Winner Award for Best Actress in TV Series
2001 Ab va Atash (a.k.a. Water and Fire) Fereydoun Jeyrani Iran Cinema Celebration Winner Award for Best Actress
2001 Moraba-ye Shirin (a.k.a. The Sweet Jam) Marzieh Boroomand
2002 Low Heights (a.k.a. Ertefae Past (UK) / Low Heights (US)) Ebrahim Hatamikia Nominated – Iran Cinema Celebration Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Donyaye Tasvir Award for Best Actress
2002 Istgah-e Matrouk (a.k.a. The Deserted Station) Alireza Raeisian Montreal World Film Festival Winner Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Winner Award Cinema Haghighat for Best Actress
2005 Sima-ye Zani Dar Doordast (a.k.a. Portrait of a Lady Far Away) Ali Mosaffa
2005 Salad-e Fasl (a.k.a. Salad of the Season) Fereydoun Jeyrani Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2005 Hokm Masoud Kimiai
2005 Shaer-e Zobale-ha (a.k.a. Poet of the Wastes) Mohammad Ahmadi
2007 Har Shab Tanhayi (a.k.a. Every Night Loneliness) Rasoul Sadrameli Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust Winner Award for Best Actress
2007–2008 Paridokht (TV Series) Saman Moghaddam
2008 Bi Pooli (a.k.a. Pennilessness) Hamid Nematollah Winner Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Award for Best Actress
Donyaye Tasvir Award for Best Actress
2008 Shirin Abbas Kiarostami
2009 Chehel Salegi (a.k.a. 40 Years Old) Alireza Raeisian Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2009 Parse dar Meh (a.k.a. Roaming in the Mist) Bahram Tavakkoli Nominated – Iran Cinema Celebration Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Award for Best Actress
2010 There Are Things You Don't Know Fardin Saheb Zamani Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2011 Aseman-e Mahboob (a.k.a. What a Wonderful Life or Lovely Sky) Dariush Mehrjui
2011 A Separation Asghar Farhadi Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi)
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Actress (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi)
Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Asian Film Awards Award for Best Actress
2011 Felicity Land Maziar Miri International Film Festival of Kerala Winner Award for Best Actress
2012 Meeting Leila Adel Yaraghi Noor Iranian Film Festival Winner Award for Best Actress
2012 The Last Step Ali Mosaffa Winner – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Production Design and Costume Design
2012 Orange Suit Dariush Mehrjui Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013 Sealed Secret Hadi Moghadamdoost Nominated – Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Award for Best Actress
2014 What's the Time in Your World? Safi Yazdanian
2014 Time of Love Alireza Raisian Nominated – Crystal Simorgh Fajr International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2015 Me Soheil Beiraqi
2017 Subdued Hamid Nematollah
2017 Crazy Heart Bahman Farmanara
2017 Bomb Peyman Moaadi
2018 Pig Mani Haghighi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terri Ginsberg; Chris Lippard (11 March 2010). Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema. Scarecrow Press. pp. 175–. ISBN 978-0-8108-7364-3.
  2. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Gold and Silver Bears for Iranian film as Berlinale closes | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 20.02.2011". DW.COM. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  3. ^ Tom Vick (2007). Asian cinema: a field guide. Collins.
  4. ^ 15th Fajr Film Festival Awards Archived 2009-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.. Fajr International Film Festival, Retrieved June 25, 2006.
  5. ^ Awards 2002 Archived 2006-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.. World Film Festival, Retrieved June 25, 2006.
  6. ^ "Iran's Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century". IFPNews. September 24, 2017.
  7. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Gold and Silver Bears for Iranian film as Berlinale closes | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 20.02.2011". DW.COM. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  8. ^ "Iran's Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century". IFP News. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  9. ^ "The Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes". Cannes. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  10. ^ a b Cannes 2014: Iran Criticises Leila Hatami for Kissing Film Festival President. Ibtimes.co.uk (2014-05-19). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  11. ^ "Iranian actress Leila Hatami apologises for kissing Cannes president on the cheek". The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Leila Hatami: Student group calls for Iranian actress to be flogged following Cannes Film Festival kiss". Independent. May 24, 2013.

External links[edit]