Amir leads a lonely life. With his dog for sole company, he drives through the underworld of Tehran, dealing drugs of all kinds and healing troubled souls like a modern prophet. He navigates the city streets aimlessly, following the directions of his GPS while getting high to escape a town with no future. And yet, in his wandering he will find the seed of resistance.
He was born in Tehran in 1986. Despite being qualified in architecture, his interest in music led him to graduate from the Neinava Music University. He is also a graduate in Film Directing from Iranian Young Cinema Society. After shooting the short films ‘Pinned’ (2007), ‘Advantage’ (2009), ‘Collage’ (2011) and ‘Zanjan’ (2012), in 2013 he made his feature film debut with ‘Kami’s Party’, which was selected at festivals in Tallinn, London, Florence or San Francisco, among others. In 2015 he directed ‘Atomic Heart’, which participated in competitions such as Bafici, Hong Kong, Zurich or Filmadrid. ‘Critical Zone’ (2023) is his third long feature, and it won the Golden Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival.