WRITER/ DIRECTOR

MITRA

Written & Directed by: Kaweh Modiri
Cast: Jasmin Tabatabai, Mohsen Namjoo, Shabnam Tolouei, Dina Zarif, Sallie Harmsen, Avin Manshadi, Aram Ghasemy
Produced by: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer BALDR Film
Co-producers: IGC Films (DE), Snowglobe (DK)
Broadcaster: NTR
Financiers & Funds: Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Europe, Danish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, MDM, DFFF, Medienboard Berlin
Distribution NL: Cinéart
Release: 2020 TBA
100 minutes

Awards: Eurimages co-production Development Award

“37 years after her daughter Mitra was executed in Iran and she fled her home country, Haleh leads a successful life as a renowned academic in the Netherlands. Her peaceful existence is shaken by the arrival of a woman she believes may be the traitor responsible for Mitra’s death.”

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Torino Filmlab http://www.torinofilmlab.it/projects/358-mitra

EYE Film Institute Netherlands https://international.eyefilm.nl/mitra.html

Screen Daily https://www.screendaily.com/news/all-star-iranian-cast-board-dutch-danish-german-drama-mitra-exclusive/5137333.article

BODKIN RAS

Written & Directed by: Kaweh Modiri
Cast: Sohrab Bayat, Lily Szramko, Eddie Paton, James Macmillan
Produced by: Raymond van der Kaaij, Revolver Amsterdam
Co-producers: Peter Kruger Inti Films, Katie Crook Blue Iris Films, Kaweh Modiri
Financiers & Funds: The Netherlands Film Fund, Flanders Audio Visual Fund, The Mondriaan Fund, The Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
Distribution NL: Mokum Films
Release: 2016, International Film Festival Rotterdam (world premiere) , SXSW (North-American premiere
78 minutes

Awards: Fipresci prize International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netia Off Camera jury award, Best director Bosphorus Film Festival, Best director Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Fipresci prize Vienalle.

“A mysterious stranger attempting to escape his criminal past arrives in a small Scottish town where he tries his best to assimilate.”

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

VOLKSKRANT https://www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/mijn-film-is-vormmengeling-tussen-documentaire-en-fictie~b4abefb7e/

OFFTOTHEFILMS http://offtothefilms.com/sxsw-film-review-bodkin-ras/

VARIETY https://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/bodkin-ras-review-rotterdam-sxsw-1201700139/

CHIMERE

Written & Directed by: Kaweh Modiri
Cast: Shahine El Hamus, Renée Fokker, Sonia Eijken, Matteo van der Grijn
Produced by: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer BALDR film
Financiers & Funds: Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund
Dutch broadcaster: NTR
Release: 2017, Netherlands Film Festival
36 minutes

“Milad is lost in a maze between dream and reality after losing both his girlfriend and her younger sister during a wild chase in the park.”

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

VPRO radio https://www.vpro.nl/speel~POMS_VPRO_11921328~kaweh-modiri-over-mentale-doolhoven-video~.html

MY BURGLAR AND I

Written & Directed by: Kaweh Modiri
Cast: Ome Omar, Kaweh Modiri, Wouter Klein Velderman, Caroline Melief, Vincent Verhoef, Sohrab Bayat, Susan Lanting
Produced by: Kaweh Modiri, Sohrab Bayat, Steven Bos
Financiers & Funds: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Release 2011, International Film Festival Rotterdam
16 minutes

Awards: Rene Coelho Award The Netherlands Institute for Media Art.

“A writer who can’t let go of his burglar”

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

AliHaselhoef https://alihaselhoef.nl/log/2010/07/27/mijn-inbreker-en-ik/

Mediamatic https://www.mediamatic.net/en/page/32535/my-burglar-and-i

Lima https://www.li-ma.nl/lima/catalogue/art/kaweh-modiri/mijn-inbreker-en-ik/17206