“l tried to make a film with such a theme in such a country which, on reflection, l consider to be an act of suicide. Only, a lunatic or an ass would try to make a film like that in that country and I was both – a lunatic and an ass.”
“The audience was with him once, when he made the most beautiful French film of the decade, The Mother and the Whore. Without him, we would have no face to set to the memory of the lost children of May '68: lost, already aging, talkative and old-fashioned.
“Born in Tehran in 1939, Parviz Kimiavi studied photography and film in Paris and worked at the public television network Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF), before returning to Iran in 1969.