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Ali Karim
علی کریم
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Born (1977-10-10) 10 October 1977 (age 43)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer
Years active1999–present

Ali Karim (Persian: علی کریم, born 10 October 1977) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

He was born in Tehran, Iran. Producer, actor, scriptwriter and director Ali Karim was born in Tehran on 10 October 1977. He was a theatre actor before appearing in films, notably in features such as Killing Mad Dogs /2001 (Bahram Beyzaï) and The Passenger Of Rey / 2001 (Davoud Mirbagheri). He then served as assistant director on various films, working especially with Dariush Mehrjui on Mum's Guest (Mehman-e Maman).

In 2008, he took part in Abbas Kiarostami's directors’ workshop during which time he made his first short, Yellow, Blue, Red. He then worked as Kiarostami's assistant on Shirin before completing a second short, "The Lift". His two shorts have been successful in numerous international film festivals. On the back of his success Ali Karim finally directed his first feature, Pothole in 2009. The film closed the Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival the very same year.

Ali karim in Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Film & Television Archive Hammer Museum in 2014. Ali karim ucla2.jpg
Ali karim in Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA Film & Television Archive Hammer Museum in 2014.


YearEnglish titleOriginal titleDirector and WriterProducer
2007 Yellow, Blue, Red زرد،آبی،قرمزAli KarimAli Karim
2008 The Elevator آسانسورAli Karim Majid Motalebi
2009 Pothole چالهAli Karim Majid Motalebi
2013 I Hate The Dawn من عاشق سپیده صبحمAli KarimAli Karim


  1. networks, Graffitti. "International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest – The Pothole". Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. 26. Settimana Internazionale della Critica Palazzo del Cinema Lungomare Marconi .
  3. "Film Review Hoollywood Reporter". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. "Chaleh (La buca) – Film di chiusura – Fuori Concorso – CineCriticaWeb". 10 January 2010.
  5. "variety By Jay Weissberg".

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