Born in 1955 in Behshahr, Khosro Masoumi began his artistic activities in Bandar Abbas Free Cinema Group in 1976. A graduate of Film and TV from Tehran College of Dramatic Arts, he made his debut feature, THE ASSIGNATION, in 1987 after directing several short and medium-length films-most notably CHILDHOOD which was acclaimed in the 4th Fajr International Film Festival. Active as director and screenwriter in film and TV, Masoumi made his seventh feature film, TRADITION OF KILLING LOVERS, in 2003 which brought him The Golden Butterfly for The Best Director in the 18th Isfahan International Children and Young Adults Film Festival and Best Director Award in the 6th Shanghai International Film Festival. His follow-up to TRADITION… and second part in his trilogy, SOMEWHERE TOO FAR, earned him a best director award from Cairo International Film Festival.
Feature Films: 1987 – THE ASSIGNATION; 1989 – LEADEN TIMES; 1992 – MR. GOVERNOR; 1997 – NOCTURNAL; 1999 – FASCINATED; 2001 – FEATHER FOR FLIGHT; 2003 – TRADITION OF KILLING LOVERS; 2006 – SOMEWHERE TOO FAR; 2008- WIND BLOWS ON THE MEADOW; 2012- BEAR.
In the winter of 2006, in the heights of Kodir Forest, after shooting a scene of TRADITION OF KILLING LOVERS, an insisting driver of Natural Resources Organization made me to change my mind to take an arduous road across the Visar Forest together. On the way, he was continuously talking about a moving story happened in the area, emphasizing that it could be a great subject for a film. Suddenly he stopped the car in the middle of the forest. When he began walking, I followed him. Then we reached iron fences. It was just like a cemetery. I walked to the grave and the driver hinted to the gravestone. Reading what was written on the stone, I was thrilled. “A seven month old girl named Sareh, her eleven year old brother and their mother were shot to death by a cruel father.”