Behrouz Maghsoudlou (1948-2008)

IFVC is deeply saddened to announce that Behrouz Maghsoudlou, architect, producer and Vice President of IFVC, passed away suddenly in Tehran of a heart attack in April. Behrouz, younger brother of President Bahman Maghsoudlou, was a part of the IFVC wing of film production from the very beginning.

Behrouz was born in Kashan, Iran in 1948. He graduated from Tehran’s Melli University in 1975 with a Master’s degree. He was an experienced graphic architectural designer, having worked in the field since his graduation. In addition to architecture, he also had a longtime interest in film, an interest he pursued in a couple of different ways. He acted a few times, most notably as a school superintendent in The Runner by Amir Naderi in 1985. He also produced seven short films with Mr. Bahman Ghobadi, including Like Mother (1996, Winner, First Prize, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia), A Soldier Called Amin (1997, Winner, First Prize, Rosario International Film Festival, Argentina; Silver Prize, Denmark International Film Festival), and Life in Fog, winner of fifteen international awards, and the single most awarded short documentary in the history of Iranian cinema.

The Other Side of the Broken Wall, his first outing as a writer and director, made its US debut last year at the First Annual International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran.

Behrouz’s artistic spirit and great heart will be remembered by all who knew him.

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