Top Iranian Filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui Stabbed to Death

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In a tragic and shocking incident, Dariush Mehrjui, a pioneering Iranian filmmaker, and his wife, Vahideh Mohammadifar, were discovered with fatal stab wounds in their home located near Tehran. The disturbing discovery was made by their daughter, Mona, on a fateful Saturday evening in Karaj, a picturesque province in north-west Iran.

Dariush Mehrjui, aged 83, was a significant figure in the world of cinema, often regarded as one of the architects of the Iranian new wave cinema movement during the 1970s. His contributions to Iranian cinema were celebrated not only in his home country but also internationally.

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Vahideh Mohammadifar, his wife, was a talented novelist and a skilled costume designer, contributing her creativity to the world of art and storytelling.

The details surrounding this heartbreaking incident remain unclear. The Alborz province’s chief justice, Hossein Fazeli-Harikandi, revealed that Mona, their daughter, made the grim discovery when she arrived for a family dinner at approximately 9 pm local time.

The loss of Dariush Mehrjui and Vahideh Mohammadifar has sent shockwaves through the artistic and cultural community in Iran. Mehrjui’s work in cinema had a profound impact on the industry, and his contributions will be remembered as an integral part of the Iranian cinematic heritage. The investigation into this tragic event is ongoing as the world grieves the loss of these two talented individuals.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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