Born in 1957 in Tehran, Kamal Tabrizi is internationally best-known for his MATERNAL LOVE which won many prestigious awards in Berlin, Cairo, Montreal, Zlin, Seoul, etc. A graduate of cinema from the College of Cinema and Theatre of Arts University, Tabrizi began his film career as cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and director of short films in 1979. Tabrizi directed his debut feature, THE PASSAGE, in 1988, but his LEILY IS WITH ME established him as a successful cineaste in the national scene. He also made some TV series – i.e. LEILY IS WITH ME and THE AGE OF REBELLION. His ground-breaking venture, THE LIZARD, was a domestic box-office hit and received the audience award in Fajr and the best Asian film award in Montreal 2004. In 2005, Tabrizi made A PIECE OF BREAD which brought him the best director award from Spiritual section of Fajr International Film Festival. In 2008, he presented two crowd pleasers: THERE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN which won Audience Award at Fajr 2008 and TV Series SHAHRIAR, portrayal of a contemporary poet, which marked a successful attempt in Iranian television.
Feature Films: 1988-The Passage; 1990- On The Altar Of Love; 1993- End Of Childhood; 1995- Leily Is With Me; 1998- Maternal Love; 1999- Sheyda; 2003- Wind Carpet; Sometimes Look At The Sky; 2004- The Lizard; 2005- A Piece Of Bread; 2008- There’s Always A Woman; 2010- The Reward; 2011- Calm Streets; 2014- Sensitive Floor; 2015- Sweet Taste of Imagination.
The structure of the story is devised like oriental folk tales especially the Iranian ones. But it is different because of its modern characters, settings and locations. Just like those tales, it combines reality and imagination in an amusing, entertaining way to give a hint to realities and challenges in the world today, especially those dealing with the connection of men to the nature and environment.