Bahman Motamedian
Bahman Motamedian was born in Tehran, Iran. Writer, photographer and director, Motamedian studied at the Experimental Theater Institute and Photography in the Youth Cinema Institute in Tehran. He directed three plays of "Eugene Ionesco" including "The Bald Soprano", "Maid to Marry" and "Jack or the Submission" at theatre and then he moved to the cinema as director and screen writer. Motamedian made his first feature film, titled "Khastegi" ("Sex My Life" aka "Tedium") in 2008. "Khastegi" (Sex My Life) was shown in the official selection of 65th Venice International Film Festival as the "surprise film" in 2008 and it was received the "Brian Award" at this festival. "Khastegi" (Sex My Life) was also nominated for "Queer Lion Award" at Venice Film Festival in 2008. "Khastegi" (Sex My Life) has been screened in many film festivals throughout the world.