Samira Makhmalbaf (b. 1980) is an Iranian dire…

Samira
Makhmalbaf
(b.
1980) is an Iranian director and script writer. She is considered one of the
most influential filmmakers of the Iranian New Wave.

She directed her first film, The Apple, at the age of 17, and later
presented it at Cannes Film Festival. The film was featured at over 100 film
festivals in more than 30 countries. She has won the Jury’s Prize at Cannes twice,
as well as the UNESCO Award at the Venice Film Festival, among others.