Hayedeh Safiyari talks about working with Asghar Farhadi


Hayedeh Safiyari ( born 1960, Gorgan, Iran) is an Iranian film editor and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She graduated in Art Cinema from School of Television and Cinema, a prestigious film school in Iran and decided to pursue her professional career in film editing.

The following is our exclusive interview with Hayedeh Safiyari about working with Asghar Farhadi as editor of majority of his films:

Immediately after graduating from the university, she was recruited in the national TV of Iran. The majority of the edits she has carried out are for internationally well-known filmmakers such as Asghar Farhadi, Bahram Beyzai, Bahman Ghobadi, Reza Dormishian, Alireza Raeesian, Shahram Alidi, and Mani Haghighi. She is best known for her long-time collaborations with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, including the Oscar-winning A Separation and The Salesman. She has received several precious awards namely, the Crystal Simorgh, the Statue of the Cinema House, the Asian Film Award, the Fajr film festival, Iran’s film Critics & Writers Association; and Nominated for Cinema Writers Circle award, ICS, and Goya International Cinephile Society award. She extended her professional work to many countries, including Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. She has edited over 80 feature fiction films and several documentaries over the thirty years. Most of these films have been selected and Nominated by many well-world film festivals and received prestigious awards. This includes “Cannes film festival”, “BFI”, “Berlin international film festival”, “Venice international film festival”, “Golden Globe”, and “Locarno international film festival”. Two of the films she contributed as Film Editor, The Salesman, 2016″ and A Separation, 2011″ both directed by Asghar Farhadi, have been awarded in Oscar Academy as the best foreign-language films.


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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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