Khosrow Sinai is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Khosrow was best known as a Iranian film director (In the Alleys of Love).
Death was likely due to COVID-19.
Khosrow Sinai (Persian: خسرو سینایی, 19 January 1941 – 1 August 2020) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, music composer and scholar.
His works were typically social documentaries. He was the first Iranian film director to win an international prize after the Islamic revolution in Iran and has been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
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Khosrow Sinai was born on 19 January 1941 in Sari, north of Iran. He graduated in 1958 from Alborz High School in Tehran, and then went to Austria for further education. He spent four years studying Architecture at the Vienna University of Technology and three years study in music composition at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He graduated in music education from the Vienna Music Conservatory. Finally he graduated as cinema and television director (main study) and screenplay writing (subsidiary study) from Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (with honors).
In 1963 he also published a poetry collection Muds Blisters.
After these years of study he returned to Iran in 1967 and worked in the Ministry of Culture and Arts (till 1972), and as instructor in various universities in the fields of screenplay writing and documentary film until 1992.
He also worked in National Iranian Television (now called Seda o Sima) as producer, screenplay writer, director, and editor making about 100 short films, documentaries, and features. He is best known for his Avant-garde documentaries and also his unique style in docu-drama. He has been a juror in several national and foreign film festivals.
Sinai lived with his two wives for years, a Polish woman Gizella Varga Sinai, and Farah Ossouli, both painters. His three daughters are artists, and his one son is a scientist.
Sinai diagnosed with Coronavirus disease 2019 in late July 2020, before spend months at hospital for lung infections. On 1 August 2020, Sinai died of the disease in a hospital in Tehran at the age of 79.
"Arus-e Atash", (The Bride of Fire) was one of his most successful films in box office and won the people's choice award, and best screenplay at the 18th Fajr Film Festival. in addition to winning the best actor a Crystal Globe nomination at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Filmography of Khosrow Sinai
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