Hossein Eidizadeh (b. 1986) is a film critic, writer and translator based in Iran. He hold BA and Ma in Translation Studies. He started working as translator and critic since 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 and 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 has attended a number of film festivals, including Gdynia Film Festival (2015), Tbilisi International Film Festival (2015 and 2017), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2016 and 2017) and Warsaw International Film Festival (2016).
He is an advisor to Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Links to Articles in English:
⦁ 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 Itnernational 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
⦁ 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 English to Persian) link
⦁ Second Death (Short Stories), Graham Greene, coming soon
⦁ Sunrise (BFI series), Lucie Fischer, coming soon.
⦁ Once Upon a Time in America (film script), Sergio Leone, 2010.
FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) – since 2016
ISFCW (Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers) – since 2007
16th Tbilisi International Film Festival – 2015 (Georgian Panorama Competition Jury)
⦁ Polish New Cinema / Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts – Tehran (also curator) link
⦁ Vanya on 42nd Street / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran
⦁ Misery / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran
⦁ The Trial / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran
⦁ Viola / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran
⦁ The Exorcist/ Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran
⦁ Honey / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran (2016) link
⦁ Lady in the Lake / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque – Tehran (2016) link
⦁ The Son / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque (with Mohsen Azarm) – Tehran (2016) link
⦁ L’agent / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque (with Yashar Nourayi) – Tehran (2016) link
⦁ The Wrong Man / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque (with Mohsen Azarm) – Tehran (2016) link
⦁ Autumn Sonata / Artists Forum of Iran Cinematheque (with Azizollah Hajimashhadi) – Tehran (2016)
⦁ The Ascent / Third Line Cinematheque – Tehran (2016)
⦁ Stranger Than Paradise / Igreg Gallery Cinematheque (with Navid Pourmohammadreza) – Tehran (2016)
⦁ Iranian Cinema: An Introduction / The Cultural Heritage Symposium (in association with Delegations for Dialogue) – Tehran (28 Feb 2016) link
⦁ French Cinema: An Introduction (from silent cinema to New Wave) / Faculty of World Studies – University of Tehran (2014)