Filmography

Most important Documentaries
(altogether about 70 documentaries and short stories)

on the borderline (1991)
for bbc channel 4
30 min. video
About Kurdish refugees in Iran

1970-1983 “The lost requiem”: 95 Minutes.
(Khosrow Sinai: Researcher, Scriptwriter, Director and Music composer)
About Polish refugees in Iran during world War II (1941-42).
Shown at:
1- Immigrants film festival in Stockholm (Sweden 1986).
2- Pezaro film festival (Italy 1989)

 

1987-88 “Diaries of a journey”
Three 30 Minutes film
(Kh. Sinai: Director – Composer)
Three films about Persian Gulf; fishing and life along its shores.

1984-85
A journey to the history
30 Min. 16mm
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
About the ancient city – Nishabur – and its history

1984-85
The old metropolis
30 min. 16mm
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
About – Nishabur – which has turned into a second – class city

1968 “Beyond the noise”
45 min. 35 mm.
(Kh. Sinai: Researcher – Director)
About education of dumb & deaf children

1968 “Ars Poetica”
12 min. 16mm. B&W
About an Iranian modern artist.
Shown at:
Cracow international film festival 1975.


Features

1 – 1979-80
“Viva! …..” , 100 Minutes.
B&W – Feature film. (Khosrow Sinai, has been active in this production as: Co-Producer, Author, Scriptwriter, and Director)
Shown at:
Karlovy vary international film festival (1980. participated in the main competition)

2 – 1981-82
“The inner beast”, 135 Minutes.
Color – feature film. (Khosrow Sinai: Author, Scriptwriter, Director and Music Composer)
Shown at:
1 – Second Fajr film festival (Tehran 1983)
2 – Karlovy vary international film festival (1984. participated in the main competition)

3 – 1986
“Going Astray”
Color – 35mm. 95 Minutes. Feature film
(Kh. Sinai: Co-producer – Writer – Director – Composer and Editor)
Show at:
Seventh Fajr film festival (Tehran – 1987)

4 – 1990
“In the alleys of love”
Color – 35mm. 83 Minutes.
(Kh. Sinai: Writer, Director, Music Composer, and Producer)
Invited to:
1- International film festival in Cannes (France 1991) (un certain regard)
2- 9’th Fair international film festival (Tehran)
3- International Film Festival in Locarno (1991-Citics Week – Switzerland)
4- 16’th International festival of festivals in Toronto (1991 Canada)
5- 20’th International festival of modern Cinema and Video in Montreal (1991 Canada)
6- 35’th International Film Festival in London (1992)
7- International Film Festival of India (Banglore 1992)
8- 9’th International Film Festival in Annonay (1992- France)
9- 15’th International Film Festival in Portland (USA – 1992)
10- 16’th International Film Festival in Hong Kong (1992)
11- 2nd International Film Festival of “Human Rights Watch” in New York – USA – 1992
12- 25’th International Film Festival in Houston – USA (1992)
13- 10’th International Film Festival in Rivertown – USA (1992)
14- 18’th International Film Festival in Seattle – USA (1992)

5 – 1996
“The Autumn Alley”
87 Min.
– A Docu –Drama about art and creativity; based on modern art gallery in Tehran and its founder J.Tabatabai.
– (Kh. Sinai: Producer, Director, Writer, Music composer)
– Shown at:
1- IDFA documentary film festival (Amsterdam 2000)
2- Tehran Fajr international film festival (2000)

6 – 2000
“Bride of Fire”
115 Min.
– A feature film about traditional and modernity and the problems of our time in traditional societies.
– (Kh. Sinai: Writer, Director, Music Composer and co-producer)
– Shown at:
1- Karlovy vary int. film festival (2000)
2- Vancouver int. film festival (2000)
3- Seattle int. film festival (2000)
4- Tehran int. film festival (2000)
– Prizes:
1- Several national prizes
2- Prize of federation of int. Filmclubs
3- Prize of the best actor
– (Both at the 35th Karlovy vary int. film festival)

7 – 2005
“Talking with a shadow”
91 min.
– A Docu-drama about the famous Iranian writer “Sadegh Hedayat”.
– (Kh. Sinai: writer, director and co-producer)

Most important Documentaries
(altogether about 70 documentaries and short stories)

on the borderline (1991)
for bbc channel 4
30 min. video
About Kurdish refugees in Iran

1970-1983 “The lost requiem”: 95 Minutes.
(Khosrow Sinai: Researcher, Scriptwriter, Director and Music composer)
About Polish refugees in Iran during world War II (1941-42).
Shown at:
1- Immigrants film festival in Stockholm (Sweden 1986).
2- Pezaro film festival (Italy 1989)

 

1987-88 “Diaries of a journey”
Three 30 Minutes film
(Kh. Sinai: Director – Composer)
Three films about Persian Gulf; fishing and life along its shores.

1984-85
A journey to the history
30 Min. 16mm
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
About the ancient city – Nishabur – and its history

1984-85
The old metropolis
30 min. 16mm
(Kh. Sinai: Writer – Director – Composer – Editor)
About – Nishabur – which has turned into a second – class city

1968 “Beyond the noise”
45 min. 35 mm.
(Kh. Sinai: Researcher – Director)
About education of dumb & deaf children

1968 “Ars Poetica”
12 min. 16mm. B&W
About an Iranian modern artist.
Shown at:
Cracow international film festival 1975.


Features

1 – 1979-80
“Viva! …..” , 100 Minutes.
B&W – Feature film. (Khosrow Sinai, has been active in this production as: Co-Producer, Author, Scriptwriter, and Director)
Shown at:
Karlovy vary international film festival (1980. participated in the main competition)

2 – 1981-82
“The inner beast”, 135 Minutes.
Color – feature film. (Khosrow Sinai: Author, Scriptwriter, Director and Music Composer)
Shown at:
1 – Second Fajr film festival (Tehran 1983)
2 – Karlovy vary international film festival (1984. participated in the main competition)

3 – 1986
“Going Astray”
Color – 35mm. 95 Minutes. Feature film
(Kh. Sinai: Co-producer – Writer – Director – Composer and Editor)
Show at:
Seventh Fajr film festival (Tehran – 1987)

4 – 1990
“In the alleys of love”
Color – 35mm. 83 Minutes.
(Kh. Sinai: Writer, Director, Music Composer, and Producer)
Invited to:
1- International film festival in Cannes (France 1991) (un certain regard)
2- 9’th Fair international film festival (Tehran)
3- International Film Festival in Locarno (1991-Citics Week – Switzerland)
4- 16’th International festival of festivals in Toronto (1991 Canada)
5- 20’th International festival of modern Cinema and Video in Montreal (1991 Canada)
6- 35’th International Film Festival in London (1992)
7- International Film Festival of India (Banglore 1992)
8- 9’th International Film Festival in Annonay (1992- France)
9- 15’th International Film Festival in Portland (USA – 1992)
10- 16’th International Film Festival in Hong Kong (1992)
11- 2nd International Film Festival of “Human Rights Watch” in New York – USA – 1992
12- 25’th International Film Festival in Houston – USA (1992)
13- 10’th International Film Festival in Rivertown – USA (1992)
14- 18’th International Film Festival in Seattle – USA (1992)

5 – 1996
“The Autumn Alley”
87 Min.
– A Docu –Drama about art and creativity; based on modern art gallery in Tehran and its founder J.Tabatabai.
– (Kh. Sinai: Producer, Director, Writer, Music composer)
– Shown at:
1- IDFA documentary film festival (Amsterdam 2000)
2- Tehran Fajr international film festival (2000)

6 – 2000
“Bride of Fire”
115 Min.
– A feature film about traditional and modernity and the problems of our time in traditional societies.
– (Kh. Sinai: Writer, Director, Music Composer and co-producer)
– Shown at:
1- Karlovy vary int. film festival (2000)
2- Vancouver int. film festival (2000)
3- Seattle int. film festival (2000)
4- Tehran int. film festival (2000)
– Prizes:
1- Several national prizes
2- Prize of federation of int. Filmclubs
3- Prize of the best actor
– (Both at the 35th Karlovy vary int. film festival)

7 – 2005
“Talking with a shadow”
91 min.
– A Docu-drama about the famous Iranian writer “Sadegh Hedayat”.
– (Kh. Sinai: writer, director and co-producer)

8 – 2006
“Like a Tale”
85min.
– Based on “Desert and Blood”; A short story written by Khosrow Sinai 1982.
– During Iran-Iraq war; three Iraqi soldiers enter Iran on mistake and encounter a boy and his old grandmother at an abandoned village. The encounter between them is the basis of the story which presents a narrative eulogy of human relationship by transcending the limits of political geography.
– (Kh.Sinai: Writer, Director, Music composer)
– Shown at: 25th Fajr film festival