Facts about Parvaneh Massoumi

Although there were many crucial developments in cinema in the 1970s, the world’s attention was captured by the Revolution of 1977-1979. What brought the focus back to cinema was Amir Naderi’s masterwork, The Runner (1984), which was something of a revelation when it premiered at the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. Shot in multiple locations in the south of the country during the  War (1980-1988), The Runner crafted a cinematic landscape of its own, following the solitary life of a young boy mesmerised by running, to which Naderi gave a deeply moving, allegorical significance.