Dariush Mehrjui

Biography

Though sometimes mentioned as the third in the triumvirate of great modern Iranian directors that includes Abbas Kiarostami and Moshen Makhmalbaf, Dariush Mehrjui predates and influences both. Educated at U.C.L.A., Mehrjui began studying film but, dispirited by uninspiring teachers and a lack of attention to the then-current New Wave directors he admired, he switched to philosophy. Returning to...