Hossein Eidizadeh (b. 1986) is a film critic, writer, and translator based in Iran. He holds BA and Ma in Translation Studies. He started working as a translator and critic in 2006. He has contributed to “Sight & Sound”, “Senses of Cinema”, “Kinoscope”, “Keyframe”, “Indiewire”, “MUBI Notebook” and “Taste of Cinema”. His writings and translations appeared in many Iranian publications such as “Shargh”, “Etemaad”, “Honar va Cinema” (Art and Cinema),  “24”, “Film”, “Tajrobe”, “Mehrname”, “Filmnegar”, “Cinema va Adabiat”, “Donyaye Tassvir” and “Filmkhaneh”.
He has interviewed David Lynch, Peter Greenaway, Maren Ade, Kelly Reichardt, Denis Cote, Peter Tscherkassky, Margarethe von Trotta, Ruben Ostlund, Barbara Sukowa, Michel Gondry, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jaco Van Dormael, Ignacio Ferrares, Benjamin Renner, and Iranian cineastes Leila Hatami, Shahram Mokri, Majid Barzegar, and Asghar Farhadi. He has translated numerous film scripts into Persian, most recently Leviathan, Boyhood, Amour, There Will be Blood, The Conversation, In the Heat of the Night, Wall-E, The Diving Bell, and the Butterfly, and many more.
Due to his interest in world cinema, he is a common attendee at a number of film festivals, including Gdynia Film Festival, Tbilisi International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Warsaw International Film Festival.
He is an advisor to Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, Giornate degli Autori, Venice, Italy, and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.


FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) – since 2016
ISFCW (Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers) – since 2007

Work Experience:
Film Festival Consultant:
2018 – Present Giornate Delgi Auturi (Venice Days – World Cinema Consultant)
2016 – Present Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Iranian Cinema Advisor)
2015 – 2018 Fajr International Film Festival (World Cinema Advisor)

Film Critic / Translator:
2018- Present (Film Critic and Festival Reporter)

2018- Present
Sazandegi Newspaper (Film Critic)

2011- Present
24 Monthly Film Magazine (Film Critic)

2011- 2017
Tajrobe Monthly Art and Culture Magazine (Editor of TV and
Animation sections and Critic)
2005 – 2018
Filmnegar Magazine (Film Critic)

2010- 2014
Khabaronline News Agency (Translator/critic of Culture
Winter 2014
Mardom-e Emrooz Newspaper (Editor of TV section and film critic
/ banned after 19 numbers)
Fall 2014
Aseman Newspaper (Editor of TV section and film critic / banned
after six numbers)
2013 – 2014
Aseman Weekly (Editor of TV section and critic)
Fall 2012 16th International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults (Translator of Daily Bulletin)
Winter 2012
Fajr Film Festival (Translator and Interpreter of Public Relations)

Daily Newspaper of Fajr Film Festival (Translator)

Etemaad Newspaper (Translator of Cinema pages)

Tehran-e-Emrooz Newspaper (Translator of Cinema pages)

⦁ Sunrise (BFI series) by Lucie Fischer (Translator, to be published by Khoob Publication)
⦁ Jafar Panahi: Interviews, edited by Drew Todd, assistant editor: Ehsan Khoshbakht, published by University Press of Mississippi, 2019 (I translated a chapter of this book from Persian to English)
⦁ Roozi Roozegari dar America (Translation of Once Upon a Time in America film script) by Sergio Leone, Afkar, Tehran, 2010)

to be published:
⦁ Abbas Kiarostami: Interviews, edited by Paul Cronin, (to be published by University Press of Mississippi / I translated half of the interviews collected in the book from Persian to English)
⦁ Mise en Scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art by Adrian Martin (Translator, to be published by Cheshmeh Publication House in 2020)
⦁ Second Death by Graham Greene’s (Translator, to be published in by Cheshmeh Publication House)

Iranian Cinema: Before and After Revolution / Lodz Film School (Lodz, Poland – Fall 2019)
Iranian Cinema: An Introduction / Warsaw Film School (Warsaw, Poland – Fall 2019)
How to Write on Movies / Three-day workshop at UpArtMan Centre – Tehran (Summer 2019)
Polish New Cinema / Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts – Tehran (also curator, 2018)
Iranian Cinema: An Introduction / The Cultural Heritage Symposium (in association with Delegations for Dialogue) – Tehran (28 Feb 2016)
French Cinema: An Introduction (from silent cinema to New Wave) / Faculty of World Studies – University of Tehran (2014)

Jury / Panel Member:
⦁ Berlinale International Film Festival 2021 (FIPRESCI jury)
⦁ Viennale Film Festival 2020 (FIPRESCI jury)
⦁ St. Petersburg Colloque II on Russian Cinema – November 11-13, 2019 (Saint Petersburg,
⦁ 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival – 2015 (Georgian Panorama Competition Jury)

In English:
⦁ Memories of a Revolution. How Iranian Cinema Was Shaped After the Islamic Revolution of 1979
⦁ Pearls of The Deep: Highlights From The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
⦁ 2018 IMPRESSIONS (on Zanburak by Farrokh Ghaffari)
⦁ When You See Me Again It Won’t Be Me: The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka and David Lynch’s Life-long Obsession
⦁ To Five Films at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
⦁ Jonathan Rosenbaum Responses to Questions about Andrei Tarkovsky
⦁ I Am a Cinephile: An Interview With Denis Cote
⦁ Me, Women and Dreams: an Overview of Iranian Cinema in 2016
⦁ Two Dollar Movie: The Chess Game of the Wind
⦁ Truffaut Lighting a Cigarette for Buñuel
⦁ Being a Young Film Critic in Modern Iran
⦁ What Does Iran’s Oscar Boycott Mean For the Future of Iranian Cinema?
⦁ Berlinale: New Iranian Cinema
⦁ 7 Best Unsung Iranian Films Since 2000
⦁ 10 Essential Abbas Kiarostami Films You Need To Watch
⦁ 15 Essential Films For An Introduction to Italian Giallo Movies
⦁ 10 David Lynch-like Movies Not By David Lynch
⦁ The 15 Best Films That Take Place In Real-Time

In Italian:
⦁ Il Frutto Proibito
( pp. 82-83

In Polish:
⦁ Joanna Kulig podbiła serca Egipcjan. “Takiej żony szukam”
( (interviewed on Polish film “Cold War”)
⦁ Zachwyt Polskimi Filmami
(,93.MF_03_2018_www.pdf) (interviewed on a Polish Film Festival I curated in Tehran) p. 56

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