Siddiq Barmak Edit Profile
Master in film direction, Moscow University, 1987.
He received an M.A degree in cinema direction from the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK) in 1987. There is a stylistic echo in featured in Afghan films by the Iranian Makhmalbaf dynasty. Barmak directed with significant funding and assistance from Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
The Iranian director invested in the film, lending Barmak his Arriflex camera and encouraging him to send the movie to international festivals, which eventually generated further funding from Japanese and Irish producers. Barmak is also director of the (ACEM), an association that promotes literacy, culture and the arts, which was also founded by Makhmalbaf. The school trains actors and directors for newly emerging Afghan cinema.
Barmak is one of the celebrated figures in Persian cinema as well as the emerging cinema of Afghanistan.
1992 - 1996