Aziz Sa’ati (Cinematographer)
The Iranian cinematographer, still photographer, and researcher of cinema started making a documentary last year called Cinematographers of the Iranian Cinema. In the documentary, Aziz Sa’ati reviews the process of shooting films in Iran from the beginning. The film was screened in Fajr Film Festival and was among top documentaries of the year. In addition, Sa’ati designed the book of Johnny Guitar’s screenplay (translated by Parviz Davaei, a seasoned Iranian film critic who has been living in the Czech Republic for years). He then made two short films: one about the late Ali Hatami (the famous Iranian director) and another one about the late Babak Bayat (composer). He will most probably work as director of photography for the latest film of Varouzh Karim Massihi, Hesitation.