Bijan Emkaniyan (Actor)
In early post-revolution years when a new generation of filmmakers and actors was coming up and most films were either war movies or melodramas, Bijan Emkaniyan emerged as the first post-revolutionary star of the Iranian cinema by appearing in a number of such films. Emkaniyan was a moneymaker for a long time, until he gradually withdrew from cinema activities in early 1990s. His comeback was through Abolhassan Davoudi’s The Crossing for which Bijan Emkaniyan won a prize as the best supporting actor during Cinema House celebration. In that film, he appears as a father who has no correct emotional relationship with his child and the distrust threatens their family with collapse. Emkaniyan, who is also a producer, was producer of Tickle. The comedy was screened in the spring and sold relatively good. In addition to production, Bijan Emkaniyan appeared in two main roles (with different makeup): an international soccer referee and a thief.