Art And Culture

Abdollah Eskandari Honored

Abdollah Eskandari HonoredAbdollah Eskandari Honored

The veteran make-up designer Abdollah Eskandari was honored at the official inauguration of Samarqand Cinema Complex on Saturday, January 9, in Tehran.

A large number of cineastes attended the ceremony, held at the cineplex in northwest Tehran, to pay tribute to Eskandari for a lifetime of professional efforts and hard work in cinema, Mehr News Agency reported.

Eskandari, 70, is an artist who teaches and designs make-up. He has worked as make-up designer in over 170 feature films, 20 historical TV series and several plays and opera performances.

The veteran artist has also designed and performed make-up in France, Germany, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Malaysia and the UAE.

He has won the Crystal Simorgh six times at Fajr Film Festival for the movies ‘Mother’, ‘Once Upon a Time, Cinema’, ‘The Fateful Day’, ‘Zero Heights’, ‘The Last Port’ and ‘The Witch’.

Eskandari has spent 32 years in the field of make-up and trained many students, many of whom are now well-known artists in Iran.

For his efforts, the famous magazine Make-Up Artist selected him as one of the ten important designers in the world in 1999 and also put Iran among the top ten countries in this field.

During the program, veteran actor Jamshid Mashayekhi and filmmaker Sirus Alvand talked about Eskandari’s characteristics and their experience in working with him in different projects.

Vocalists Ali Zand-Vakili and Salar Aqili sang pieces on the stage and Comedian Ali Ouji performed a stand-up show for the audience.

Comprising three halls, Samarqand Cinema is among the venues that will screen films selected for the 34th Fajr Film Festival in February.