Saman Salur

Saman Salur (born 1976) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. He graduated from Soore University with a Bachelor of Film and Television in Directing.

He is known for directing and writing the comedy feature “A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral” 2006 winning Golden Leopard and Special Prize of the Jury at Locarno International Film Festival, a special Jury from Sofia International Film Festival and a Montgolfiere from the Three Continents Festival. His first documentary “Residents of Silent Land” won an award in Molodist Kiev International Film Festival. His last movie “We will say Amen” has been banned for 4 years till 2016.

Filmography

The Wind Will Comb Your Tresses, 2002 (Short Film)
It’s s Sony, 2002 (Documentary)
The Guilty, 2002 (Cinematography)
From Land of Silence, 2004
A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral, 2006
Aramesh ba Diazepam 10, 2005 (Documentary)
Lonely Tune of Tehran, 2008
Stories on Human Rights, 2008
Be Hadaf Shelik Kon, 2011 (Writer)
Thirteen 59, 2011
We Will Say Amen, 2012 (New edition has been released on 2016)
Raspberries, 2013

Awards

Winner of the Jury Special Mention – Sofia International Film Festival 2005
Winner of the FIPRESCI Award of the Jury – Molodist Kiev International Film Festival 2005
Golden Leopard – Locarno International Film Festival 2006
Won Best Film and Director – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006
Special Award – Batumi International Art-House Film Festival 2009